Mirabelle plum jam

4
60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2kg mirabelle plums, ripe
  • 1.8kg white cane sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Method

1
Cut the Mirabelles in half and remove the stone. Place into a large preserving pan and add the sugar in layers to all the pitted fruit, along with the lemon juice. Leave to macerate overnight
2
When you are ready to make the jam, place the preserving pan on top of the hob and heat gently to dissolve the sugar
3
Place some sterilised jam jars into a hot oven and then turn the oven off
4
Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the Mirabelle and sugar to a rapid, rolling boil and boil hard for 15–20 minutes before testing for a set