Microwave Ginger-Plum Jam
- 3 C. chopped peeled purple plums (about 10 to 12 plums)
- 2 C. granulated sugar
- 4 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 C. finely chopped crystallized ginger
Place plums and sugar in a deep 8-C. microwavable container. Stir in lemon juice. Microwave, uncovered, on high power for 7 minutes, stirring twice. Add ginger; microwave, uncovered, on high for 15 to 18 minutes or until mixture reaches 220 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, stirring every 4 minutes.
Ladle the jam into hot, clean jars to within 1/4 inch of rims. Wipe rims clean, attach lids, and screw the caps on tightly. Invert the jars briefly for a quick vacuum seal. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate up to 1 month.
Yield: 2-1/2 cups
Nutritional information per Tbs.: 56 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, no protein, 14 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams sugar, no fiber, no sodium, 2 milligrams calcium, 32 milligrams potassium.