For those of you who know anything about me, I adore fall. One of the many reasons I love fall is because of all the “spiced” goods (spiced chai tea, spiced pumpkin pies, you get the picture). Even though it’s summer as I’m writing this, I instantly thought of spiced plum jam for the most flavorful Mirabelle plums I recieved from my aunt. She has an overabundance from her backyard Mirabelle plum tree, so when she gave me a gallon-sized bag of perfect, ripe plums, I knew I had to do something special with them. That being said, here’s the recipe I adapted to make it a jam that isn’t completely loaded with refined sugar, but instead I used 100% pure maple syrup.
Spiced Plum JamPrint Recipe
- 3 cups Mirabelle plums pits removed
- 1 cup maple syrup
- Juice of 2 lemons or oranges your preference
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 star anise
- Put all ingredients into a medium-small sauce pan and stir until combined.
- Bring the mixture to a light boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Then reduce heat to medium-low (or low, as needed) and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool for about 10-20 minutes. Remove and discard the star anise. Then transfer the jam into a small glass jar or container. Let it cool down to room temperature and then place (and store) in the fridge. Enjoy!