While shopping the other week I saw these beautiful sugar plums. I couldn't resist purchasing some for plum jam. Never before had I made or tasted plum jam, but I had seen some recipes for plum preserves and jam on Pinterest and felt inspired.
It was such a beautiful day I decided to pit the plums outside at the picnic table. When making plum jam you don't need to peel the plum, just pit them. Being outside definitely made it pleasant work.
And having such an adorable little companion while working made it an even greater joy! She just loves spending time outside. I had a hard time keeping her occupied on her little blanket. The flowers were far more interesting.
I just loved the vibrant color of the pitted plums. It was hard not to eat too many. They were so sweet and delicious.
The jam is quite tasty too. It has been a treat to eat in plain yogurt or spread on an English muffin.
Have you made any jams this summer? What is your favorite jam to make or eat?