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Plum Jelly Recipe – Tasty, Tart, and Pretty

Tasty, Tart, and Pretty Plum Jelly is perfect for your breakfast table. Whether enjoyed on a lazy Sunday morning or as an accompaniment to a sophisticated afternoon tea, this plum jelly is a true culinary delight.

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Chloe’s Plum Jelly is the Best

Growing up, we had a beautiful red plum tree.  And Plum Jelly is my absolute favorite jelly. Experience the essence of juicy, tangy plums captured in every jar of this  pretty plum jelly.

This Plum Jelly is absolutely the best of ALL the jellies. It has a sweet-tart taste that can’t be faked. Try to get ripe plums – there are many varieties. I like the red plums because that is what we had. This jelly recipe is a keeper.

Chloe’s Luscious Plum Jelly is the BEST

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Plum Jelly

Sweet, tart jelly from red plums is the best ever.
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Plum Jelly
Servings: 8 half-pints
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Chloe Tuttle


  • 8 lbs ripe plums (you will need 4 Cups of plum juice)
  • 5 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 ounces liquid Certo (1 pouch)
  • 8-10 half-pint canning jars
  • cheesecloth


  • Wash plums and put whole plums in a large stainless steel cooking pot. Mash the plums with a spatula or potato masher to extract some of the juice. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
    Line a large colander with cheesecloth and set over a large bowl. Pour plum mixture into the colander and set aside to cool. After it has cooled, put in refrigerator overnight. DO NOT squeeze or mash the plums, just allow to drip. Hopefully, you will have 4 cups of plum juice.
    Add 5 ½ cups sugar and the 4 cups plum juice to a pot and cook over medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
    After mixture is boiling, raise heat and bring to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
    Add Certo and bring heat back up to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.  Stir and cook the jelly for 1 minute…. or a bit longer if you want.
    Put into sterilized jars and put on lids and rings. Process in hot water bath for 5 minutes.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 137g | Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 137g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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