Plum jam recipes without sugar and preservatives

Homemade sugar-free plum jam

Autumn comes and every real housewife started preparing food for winter. We all want to surpass our mothers, grandmothers and mother-in-laws in preparing salads, aivar and jams.

When it comes to winter food, young housewives find various excuses. Someone relies on calculating, they say that it does not pay off. Others are again saying there is a shortage of time, it's a exhausting job. But is there anything better than that pleasure when you eat the jar of the jam that you made yourself. It's a pride!

As for salty winter food it's easy to get calories, but what about sweet food? If you do not know how to prepare homemade sugar-free plum berries, read the following lines. We prepared for you this time delicious recipes, and even those a little sweeter.
Imagine breakfast ... the smell of homemade bread and jar of plum and jam mmm. And only in combination with pancakes. There are a lot of recipes but all of them are very tasty. Read what are those old-style recipes for a sweet winter that have won our hearts.

Plum is a tree from a family of roses

It originates from Asia. Today, about 25,000 species of this popular fruit tree are grown.

It has a low energy value

100 grams has only 46 calories and is recommended in every diet.

When it comes to the composition of plums, they has something to offer. They contain precious beta carotene (provitamin A), vitamin C, B1, folic acid, sodium, copper, magnesium.

It contains even iron and is also recommended as an anemia medicine. They also contain phytonutrients zeaxanthin, lutein and neohlorogen and chlorogenic acid.

Plum has wide usage 

Apart from domestic plum jam and marmalade, it is mostly used as a raw material for making plum brandy.

Popular are dried fruits, or dried plums, which are an excellent remedy for constipation. They contain even more dietary fiber and mineral substances that are more digestible than fresh fruits. They are also used for cakes, or as filling in dumplings.

Plum jam recipes

What plums are used for the best jam? 

Choose always the best quality, fresh and ripe fruit. Separate the best fruits for compote and sweets. As far as making jam and conservation generally the best one is madzarka.

Not all fruits have the same properties, for example other species are used for preserving, compotes and sweets. They have a crust that does not separate from the flesh of the fruit.

Cherry plum is a species that is very fertile. It is round, and it can be yellow or reddish. It is most commonly used for roasting of plum brandy.

The plum of the Marjoram is perfectly compatible with the aroma of rum
  • In the winter you will be warming yourself warm if you prepare these plums in rum. If you want to make a larger amount of this fragrant dessert, get 6 kilograms of marjoram. Brew them on the heat until all the juice is caught. Add a kilo of sugar, stirring and ensuring that the meat does not burn. Leave everything to cool and add 6 deciliters of good quality rum. Pour into containers, close and save as a snack for cooler days.

Medicinal properties of plums and health benefits

Fresh fruits contain most vitamins, but healthy plum jam is also medicinal if you do not add too much sugar and additives. This fruit contains soluble bubbles that lower bad cholesterol. Plum also strengthens the heart and immunity and removes harmful substances from the body.

They contain polyphenols that are good for bone health. Studies have found that after taking 100 grams of dried plums within three months, blood markers are increased that show bone density.

Encourages the work of the liver. Try the following recipe for a healthy liver: Cut a few plums and dip into the water, and throw away the pits. In the morning, spill this water, get a new one and cook for 3 hours, changing the water every hour. Eat these cooked plums before meals.

If you are troubled by slowed metabolism, incontinence and lining of the intestines, put dry plums into your diet. They contain concentrated sorbitol and fibers and have a very powerful laxative effect.

Beneficial to the nervous system, and copper and zinc from this fruit are antidepressants. They act on the level of blood sugar by reducing it. And they help women after menopause to maintain estrogen needed for calcium absorption.
  • Did you know that these purplish fruits contain a line of vitamin B17 used as a supplement in the treatment of cancer? These products will be found in every well-stocked health food stores.

How to make a plum jam without adding sugar

Homemade sugar-free plum jam is made by cooking the fruits. By cooking, it evaporates water from fruit, and at the same time increases the concentration of natural sugar in the fruit.

The jam must be well cooked so the pieces not start to fall off. It should not be liquid, but rather denser in consistency.

For this sugar-free plum jam and preservatives you need 5 kilograms of fruits.
  1. Choose sweet and ripe fruits, wash them and remove pits from them.
  2. Cook on moderate fire. Mix carefully and make sure it does not burn.
  3. Cooking should be as long as the jam does not become thick and dark. It should be so thick that the mixing spoon stands upright in it.
  4. When the mixture cools, put it into the jars that you previously put on the cellophane you sterilized with alcohol. Then, tighten the jars tightly.

Extra advice: When it comes to sterilization and pasteurization, respect the rules. Make sure that the jars prior to filling are sterilized at 100 degrees. When filling them through the opening, place the cellophane you have previously sterilized with alcohol and turn them upside down. Allow them to gradually cool down and then restore them to normal. Store in a cool place, sheltered from direct sunlight.

Plum jam without sugar from the oven

For this recipe for plum jam in the oven you need 3 kg of sweetened fruits and a little bit of fat.
  1. Oil a larger baking pot (you can also use a baking dish) and sort the washed and cleaned halves of the plum. Let a third of the pot to the top remain empty. If the plums are not sweet enough sprinkle through them a little honey.
  2. Bake in preheated oven for about half an hour at 220 degrees, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour the ready-made jam into the preheated jars and seal it thoroughly.

Instead of hot plum, try plums in wine

For it you need:
  • 5 kilograms of ripe plums,
  • 1, 5 dcl of white wine
  • a kilo of sugar.

Preparation of the recipe:

Fruits should be washed well and pierced in several places with a needle. Arrange them in a larger jar. Then cover them with sugar and pour sugar over them. Leave to rest for a few hours. Spill the liquid from the jar into the pot boil and then return to the jar. Do the procedure for at least three days. Plums have to swim in the liquid, so if necessary add more of wine. When it is ready close the jars.

The best is home-made winter food

Sugarless plum jam is not the only recipe that we will share with you. From these delicious fruits you can make marmalades, jams, compotes and more, we bring you the best recipes from the sweet world of the winter.

You must be wondering how to make plum jam at home, how are marmalade or sweets healthy? These are all questions to which every woman should know the answers. Earlier this tradition was given more attention. Somehow, by the way, all this has been lost. It is a real rarity to meet a younger woman who holds this traditional knowledge in a small finger.

What is the difference between jam and marmalade?

Jam is less common than marmalade. It is made of boned fruit, more or less grated or even whole ones, with the addition of sugar. A kilo of sugar is added to kilogram of fruit. Cooking is a bit shorter than jam, about twenty minutes or half an hour. For home-made jam, the fruit is a little bit better and cooked longer, sometimes it is smoked for 24 hours. For marmalade, the fruit is salted or spiced and then cooked. It is pretty thick.

Domestic Jam vs. a new generation of jams and marmalade 

There are fewer women who make the food for winter. Times have changed, the pace of life is accelerated, and everyone is hurrying and jure. That's why the old recipes are forgotten. Before you take out your mom and grandmother's secrets of notebooks and cooks, take a look at the part of the sweet winter food we prepared for you.

Traditional homemade recipe according to our grandmother's recipe is just one of a number of delicious sweets.

Modern housewives adore a gelfix

This gel and jam preserving agent, jam and jam helps you save time and money. It sounds tempting, does it not?

And what is the gelfix in fact?

This product is a mixture of various ingredients, among others, citric and sorbic acid, pectin and dextrose. With him your perfect plum jam is finished in only ten minutes. All of these ingredients have their own purpose, one thickens the mixture, one keeps it from deterioration.
  • For example. Sorbic acid from gelfix prevents jam from going bad, affecting yeast and mold. And the hydrogenated fat is there so that the jam would not produce bubbles while cooking.

Dr. Oetker offers an instant solution

Gelfix 2: 1 for plums is a means to help you if you do not have time to make a real home-made jam. This instant solution is ideal for the fast paced lifestyle of modern housewives.

The method of preparing jam is very simple.
  • It is only necessary to chop the fruits, mix the gelfix and, in three minutes, the spread is prepared.

This gelfix does not contain either additives or artificial colors, but only a pectin that makes the mixture quicker. You can also use it for apple spreads.

Purple plum berries for the most delicious jams

Make plum jam with chocolate and rum

For this recipe you will need:
  • 5 kilograms of ripe plums,
  • kg of sugar
  • 100 grams of chocolate.
  • If desired, you can add rum and vanilla sugar.

It's easiest to prepare it in the oven:

Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Cut the fruits and put in a deeper baking pot, bake for half an hour and lower the temperature to 150 degrees. After plums have crumbled for an hour, add sugar and stir well. Bake for another hour. Add the grated chocolate at the very end. When it melts, the job is over.

Plum jam with cinnamon is made in the following way:
  • Wash and clean 3 kg of plums and mix with 600 gr of sugar. Add the crust of a lemon, a little gingerbread, a powdered cinnamon powder, and a gelfix.

Mix ingredients and soak in deeper pot. Let it bake for about an hour and a half at 175 degrees. Mix occasionally. From this mass you will get full six jars (of 250ml each) of spread.

The digestion plums made in this way is a real blessing. They will provide you with a regular movement of bowels.

Plum jam recipes

Jams for real gourmets

Plum jam with rum

You need:
  • 2 kg of plums
  • 800гр. sugar
  • one lemon.

Preparing the jam:

Wash, peel and dry plums and cut them in half and sprinkle with lemon juice and add some rum to taste. You can also grate lemon bark. Pour them in water and cook for about ten minutes, and add sugar. Cook constantly stirring. When it is finished, remove the foam and pour it into the jars while it's still warm.

If you have white plums in your garden, make white plum jam according to the same recipe. The same applies to yellow plums.

Plum jam and apple jelly is very healthy and tasty

What you need for this recipe is:
  • A kilogram of plum and half a kilo of apple,
  • a kilo of sugar and spices.

How to prepare it:

Beat the plum, and slice the apples and clean them from the seed. Cut all your fruit thinly and sprinkle with sugar and spices (a little vanilla, coriander and cinnamon). Mix and let it stand for half an hour in order to release their juices. Bake to the desired density and pour into the jars.
  • Extra advice: if your jam is not dense enough add a little lemon to it. Then bake it again briefly and it will get thicker.

Plum jam with grapefruit is prepared very easily 

You need:
  • 3 cleaned grapefruits, which will be mixed with 750 grams of cleaned plums and a kilo of sugar.

Preparation procedure:

Mix everything and let it cook while vigorously stirring mixture. After five minutes, slice 2 cups of plums and continue to mix to the right density. When it's over, put the mixture in the jars and immediately close it.

The plums are also excellent with other fruits

Apart from homemade plum jam, a quite popular is jam with mixed fruit that is made with ripe fruits. Autumn is the time for a pumpkin, so you can add it in your healthy menu.
  • You need 250 grams of each fruit - pumpkin, plum, Armenian plum


Put the washed and cleaned fruit in a deep pot and sprinkle with a kilogram of sugar and leave it to stand for a few hours. Then boil until it is sprinkled and then quickly stir until you thicken it. Pour into the jars.

How to make a homemade plum compote

For this recipe you need the following ingredients:
  • 3kg of plums,
  • 2 deciliters of vinegar,
  • 8 dl of quality red wine
  • half a kilo of sugar.
  • For the better taste, add spices - ginger, cinnamon, cloves and anise.

Method of preparation:

Cleaned plums cut in halves and put them in jars. Add 2 dl of vinegar and cook a cinnamon sticks in it, peeled and chopped ginger, 4 anise and 4 cloves. Cook the spices in a vinegar wrapped in a gauze, so that the liquid remains clear. Cook for a few minutes.

Remove the gauze from the liquid and add the wine, then cover the plums. Close the jar well and sort everything into a larger pot. Pour water into the pot and cook for about half an hour. Leave in a cool place to cool off.

Did you taste sweet plums with nuts?

In addition to plum jam in the oven, we would also recommend other recipes with this fruit. Among them is certainly a well-known sweet.

For it you need:
  • kilogram of plum,
  • 1kg of sugar and half of the core nut,
  • lime water,
  • vanilla sticks and lemon juice.

How to prepare this recipe:

Peel plums and leave them to stand in lime water for at least an hour. After removing them, rinse them in a couple of waters. Remove the pits, dry and fill with nuts. Pour the sugar into the pot add water and let it boil and melt. Add plums and cook gently.

It's over when the mixture is sufficiently thick, or when it does not leak, but just drops. In the end, add a little lemon juice and a vanilla stick. Remove it from the heat, cover with a self-adhesive foil so that the top skin would not form on the jam. Leave it to cool, it should be at least 24 hours. After that, pour into the jars and tighten the lid firmly.

Extra advice: Nuts can be replaced with almonds.

Plum jelly recipe

  • 7.5 dl of plum juice,
  • 400 grams of sugar
  • 25 grams of gelfix

The method of preparation is simple:

Mix all three ingredients and, if desired, a bit of cinnamon, heat it all lightly. When cooked, cook for about two minutes, while still hot, pour into containers and close.

The most delicious cake with plum jam

We eat it with bread, pancakes, donuts, and we put it in cakes!

When it comes to homemade sugar-free plum and with it the possibilities of using it are really different. Someone cannot imagine pancakes without him, some donuts, and others like to merely spread it on bread.

Sweet buns are really unthinkable without this spread, and you can use it in many more creative ways. Try to place it on the back of the cake before chocolate glaze, it will fit better. Use for this jam from plucked plums.

Baked peeled plums for cakes
  • Ripe plums, peel and melt in the grinding machine. Put in the pan and sprinkle with sugar in the ratio of 2: 1, then a kilogram of fruit then goes with a half a kilogram of sugar. Cook until it becomes thick enough and pour into the jars.

Make homemade cake with plum jam. It fits perfectly with ginger tea. Preparation is light, and the cake is soft and juicy.

  • 250 grams of soft flour,
  • 120 grams of margarine (you can also use butter),
  • half a bag of powder for biscuits,
  • 4 tablespoons of honey,
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons of jam.

Method of preparation:

First mix all the dry ingredients, then wet, except jam. Then combine them and mix well with a mixer. Cover the cake mold with oil and pour the mixture out. Pour over the jam, pulling it in a spoon, in pieces. Align it evenly over the cake. Bake for about half an hour at 175 degrees. When the cake is ready, sprinkle it with powdered sugar.

The price of the plum jam in stores 

There are a lot of produces of this natural product. Prices for plum jam quite vary.

For example Maxi offers plenty of plum products in its assortment. For example for Pioneer Plum jam with cinnamon 360g you will spend about 2 dollars. A slightly cheaper product is from Takovo (700 gr for1.5$). Grandmothers Secret Plum is something more expensive since for 700 grams you will pay about 5 dollars.

And for the end a little precautionary measure – are diabetics allowed to consume it?

Of course but moderately. It is only necessary to replace the sugar with some of the natural sweeteners, for example Stevia. Plum jam for diabetics is just as regular, therefore, without sugar or with some healthier variant. There are also purchased variants that are labeled to be a diabetic product.

In our case, however, these purchasing variants cannot replace the domestic ones. But if you do not have time to make yourself a sweet winter food or you spent your favorite ones, the one bought in shops comes in handy. Buy a jar so that the desire passes you, and when the plums mature again, prepare for making homemade one. If you liked this article, read the article - how to use dry plums against constipation.