You don’t need a water bath canner to be able to preserve summer’s goodness into a plum orange freezer jam. Freezer jam was my first beginning preservation method because it is so easy. It requires little time, minimal equipment, and has less sugar in it than traditional jam and jellies. The only real requirement to make freezer jam is that you have some freezer space. If you don’t have freezer space take a look at our canning posts. If you do have a little wiggle room in your freezer then keep reading.
Freezer Jam is easy to make and will keep for months in your freezer. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of cooking time, you can have a beautiful jam to enjoy all through the cold months. This plum orange freezer jam is a perfect enhancement to cheesecake, tarts, and sandwiches. It even retains its fresh fruit taste and flavor even after cooking.
5 cups of chopped, pitted Plums
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Orange Zest
1 large or 2 small Oranges
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
2 cups granulated Sugar
5 tbsp Instant Pectin
Cooking and Canning:
Wash, pit, and chop plums.
Zest, peel, and chop orange.
Stir sugar and pectin together in a large bowl until well-blended. Set aside.
Cook plums, oranges, zest, and cloves in water until the plums are soft.
Remove from heat. Add the sugar mixture to the pan. Stir until well mixed.
Pour jam mixture into plastic freezer containers, leaving Â½ inch headspace.
Let jam stand for 30 minutes to thicken. Label and freeze.
Making homemade plum-orange freezer jam is really just that simple!
Do you need some freezer-safe containers for your homemade freezer jam? Click here or on the picture of some of the containers we use.