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4.55 from 11 votes

Homemade Wild Plum Jelly

Homemade Wild Plum Jelly is yummy and delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: plum jelly
Servings: 5 pints
Calories: 1313kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 5 1/2 pounds of plums
  • 4 cups of water
  • 7 cups of sugar
  • 1 package powdered fruit pectin


  • Rinse and remove stems from plums.
  • Cut plums in half and remove the pits. Discard the pits and add pitted plums in a bowl.
  • Chop up pitted plums and add to a pot.
  • Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 minutes. Use a potato masher to help break up the mixture even more.
  • Put a colander or strainer over a larger bowl and cover with several layers of cheese cloths.
  • Pour plum mixture over cheese cloth and let the juice strain into the bowl. This can take up to a few hours.
  • Pour 5 1/2 cups of plum juice into a large pot. If you didn't get 5 1/2 cups of juice add in some water to make a total of 51/2 cups of liquid.
  • Add in 1 box of pectin and stir well.
  • Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Add in 7 cups of sugar and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
  • Ladle into hot sterilized jars making sure to leave 1/4 inch head space. Add lids and rings and process in a hot water bath canner for 5-10 minutes.


Makes about 5 pints.


Serving: 1Pint | Calories: 1313kcal | Carbohydrates: 336g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 328g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Vitamin C: 47.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg