Gluten Free Vanilla Plum Jam Recipe

Difficulty: Medium | Total Time: 45 | Active Time: | Makes: 1 jar of jam

As fall approaches, my attention is shifting to our fruit trees. A few years back we planted a peach and two apple trees along the perimeter of our packed yard; they are now bursting with fruit, as is our dwarf plum. While we eat the peaches and apples straight off the trees, each fall we make a habit of picking the tart little plums and making our own homemade jam from them.

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  • 4 cups plums, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 10 drops stevia
  • 1 vanilla bean
  1. In a large covered saucepan, bring plums, agave and vanilla bean to a boil
  2. Lower heat, uncover pot and simmer 15 minutes, until plums are dissolved (though skins will remain)
  3. Cook 10 more minutes to reduce mixture, then stir in stevia
  4. Remove vanilla bean, place plum mixture in blender and puree on highest setting
  5. Transfer mixture back to pot and reheat on stove
  6. In a small bowl, combine arrowroot powder and 1 tablespoon water to make a slurry
  7. Bring plum mixture to a boil, then add arrowroot slurry, stirring continuously, until incorporated
  8. Remove from heat, cool and transfer to mason jars
  9. Store in refrigerator for up to one week

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