homemade spiced plum jam

Spiced Plum Jam

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: approx. 1 cup
  • Category: Jam
  • Method: Cooked
  • Cuisine: Dessert


A delicious refined sugar-free plum jam, spruced up with a hint of warming spices. An easy vegan preserves recipe (maple-sweetened, made without pectin).


  • 1 ⅓ cups chopped ripe plums
  • ⅓ cup dark maple syrup
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 whole star anise


1. Place all ingredients into a medium-small sauce pan (ideally one that’s wide-mouthed, but still has tall-ish walls). Stir the mixture together to combine all the ingredients.

2. Bring to a light boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Then reduce heat to medium-low (or low, as needed) and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10-20 mins. Remove and discard the star anise. Then 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!