I tried beans... that works GREAT and will be the subject of another post, another time, since I forgot to take pictures! Oops!
This time, I wanted to try jam. We had a bag of plumbs that were about to "turn", and I didn't want them to go to waste. I figured a jam would be perfect!
I left the skins on the plumbs because I wanted the purple color. Next time, I will likely peel the plumbs and be happy with a more golden color, because it was kind of a pain to fish out the little pieces of peel!
Rice Cooker Plumb Jam
(Makes about 1 1/2 cups)
What You Need:
5 plumbs, pitted, peeled, and quartered
1 apple, cored, peeled, and quartered (I used fuji)
1/4 cup water (or apple or white grape juice)
1 TB lemon juice
2/3 cup sugar
What You Do:
- Combine all ingredients in the rice cooker.
- Turn the rice cooker on, and let it do its thing. You can stir after 15 minutes, just to make sure the sugar isn't burning, but it isn't completely necessary.
- Once the rice cooker finishes- mine took 47 minutes- remove the lid and mash the cooked fruit with a potato masher. The jam should be finished now, but if it looks a bit too thin (keeping in mind, it will thicken more as it cools), you can turn the rice cooker back on and cook it down a bit more. Just watch it so it doesn't burn.
- Spoon the jam into a jar (or other container) and let cool. Refrigerate and use within a month.
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