Clove-Spiced Plum Jam


The cloves add a light hint of flavor to this plum jam. An interesting ingredient for any loved recipe.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
9 jars


  • 5 whole cloves

  • 8 cups pitted and quartered plums

  • 8 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 8 tablespoons water

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin

  • 8 cups white sugar


  1. Wrap cloves in cheesecloth or a spice sack; set aside.

  2. Inspect 9 glass jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  3. Combine plums, lemon juice, water, and pectin in a large, deep saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil.

  4. Add sugar and cloves. Cook, stirring continuously, until sugar dissolves and mixture reaches 220 degrees F (104 degrees C), 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and discard cloves.

  5. Pour jam into sterilized jars. Wipe any drips off lip of jars, and add lids. Place on a damp towel to cool and self-seal; you will hear a popping sound as jam cools, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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