A deliciously sweet and tart orange and mirabelle plum jam, sweetened with maple syrup (refined sugar-free).
- 2 cups rough chopped and de-stoned ripe mirabelle plums*
- ⅓ cup dark maple syrup
- zest of 1 orange
- juice of 1 large orange (approx. ¼ cup orange juice)
1. Place all ingredients into a medium-small sauce pan (with tall-ish walls). Stir the mixture together to combine all the ingredients. Things should look like this at this stage:2. Bring to a light boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Let the mixture boil for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium-low (or low, as needed) and simmer for approximately 30 minutes — stirring frequently towards the end as the mixture reduces and thickens (the stirring helps to lightly break the plum chunks apart).
3. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10-20 mins. Transfer the jam into a small glass jar or container. Let it cool down to room temperature and then place (and store) in the fridge. Enjoy!
*Other plum varieties can be used as well, ideally a sweet and tart variety.