4.14 from 22 votes
Homemade Wild Plum Jelly
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Homemade Wild Plum Jelly is yummy and delicious!

Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: plum jelly
Servings: 5 pints
Calories: 1313 kcal
: Karrie
  • 5 1/2 pounds of plums
  • 4 cups of water
  • 7 cups of sugar
  • 1 package powdered fruit pectin
  1. Rinse and remove stems from plums.
  2. Cut plums in half and remove the pits. Discard the pits and add pitted plums in a bowl.
  3. Chop up pitted plums and add to a pot.
  4. 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.
  5. Put a colander or strainer over a larger bowl and cover with several layers of cheese cloths.
  6. Pour plum mixture over cheese cloth and let the juice strain into the bowl. This can take up to a few hours.
  7. 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.
  8. Add in 1 box of pectin and stir well.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Add in 7 cups of sugar and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  11. Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
  12. 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.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 5 pints.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Wild Plum Jelly
Amount Per Serving (1 Pint)
Calories 1313 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 783mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 336g 112%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 328g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 34.4%
Vitamin C 57.5%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.