Plum Cardamom Jam

Plum Cardamom Jam

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Balkans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 137 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 6- quart stockpot
  • 3 pounds of whole plums , rinsed and destemmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 to 6 whole green cardamom pods
  • 2 cups sugar , use 1 more cup if you like your jam sweeter


  1. Place the rinsed and destemmed plums in a 6-quart stockpot.
  2. Stir in the water and the cardamom pods.
  3. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from heat and allow the plums to completely cool.
  5. Place a colander on top of a large deep bowl.
  6. Once the plums have cooled, pour them into the colander.
  7. Strain the plums by pressing them with your hands against the colander.
  8. Pick up the remaining fruit slurry in the colander by the handfuls and squeeze the pulp, skins, and cardamom seeds into the bowl with the syrup, retaining the pits and cardamom shells and then discarding them.
  9. Put the plum mixture back into the stockpot, stir in the sugar, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-low heat.
  10. Turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for 3 hours, or until the mixture has thickened.
  11. Stir it every 20 to 30 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the canning jars.

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  2. Wash the jars with soap and water, dry them, and place them mouth side up, without lids, in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Sterilize the lids by putting them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Allow to dry.
  4. Spoon the hot plum jam into the hot, sterilized jars and seal.
  5. Allow jars to cool to room temperature.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 8

Nutrition Facts
Plum Cardamom Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.