Plum Cardamom Jam Recipe

Plum Cardamom Jam is a rich, flavorful soft-setting jam that can be served on cookies, waffles or bread. Learn how to make/prepare Plum Cardamom Jam by following this easy recipe.
Plum Cardamom Jam Recipe
Cooking Time 330 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 100
Calories Per Serving 42
  • 5 pounds fresh Damson/ Damask Plums
  • 1 cup Water
  • 12 whole Cardamom Pods
  • 4 cups White Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Butter
How to make Plum Cardamom Jam:
  • Fill the entire sink with cold water.
  • Rinse and de-stem the plums.
  • Place a thick-bottomed pan on fire and place the plums in them.
  • Add water and cardamom pods to the plums.
  • Boil the mixture over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 1½ hours. Thereafter cool the plums.
  • Strain the cooled plums in a colander and press out the juice in a large bowl.
  • Pick a handful of the slurry and squeeze out the plum pulp and skins gently into the bowl with the juice. Discard the pits of the plums.
  • Return the plum pulp into the thick-bottomed pan and add white sugar and butter.
  • Cook the mixture at very low simmer for about 4 hours till it thickens.
  • Test the consistency of the jam by dropping a spoonful of it on a plate and refrigerating it for a few minutes. If the mixture is soft-set and is not syrupy, the jam is ready.
  • Ladle the jam into hot, sterile jars.
  • Wipe the lids clean and place the sterile lids on. Tighten the screw caps well.
  • Cool the jars to room temperature.