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Plum jam drops of gold

gold drop jam

The gold drops jam is prepared with a particular variety of plums. It is a particular jam, also excellent with saffron or vanilla.

The gold drop jam is a particular preserve prepared using yellow plums of the gold drop variety . The result is a compote with a beautiful yellow color that gives its best when prepared in summer when these fruits are in season. Get some of excellent quality, preferably organic and from some local producers since it is one of those fruits that cannot be peeled.

As far as preparation is concerned, the procedure for the gold drop jam is similar to that of any jam : the fruit is cooked with the sugar, blended to taste and then placed in sterilized glass jars. But let's see all the steps in detail so that you can preserve the flavor and color of summer.

gold drop jam
gold drop jam

How to prepare the golden drops jam recipe

  1. First, make sure the fruit is ripe and free from blemishes . Then wash it thoroughly under running water, remove the stone and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Combine it in a large saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice, mix and cook over medium heat for 40 minutes . At this point you can decide to keep the jam with the pieces or to blend everything.
  3. Before placing the gold drop plum jam in the jars, test the saucer and if necessary continue cooking for a few more minutes over high heat.
  4. Distribute in sterilized jars , close with a new lid and turn upside down until completely cooled. You will notice that after a few hours the vacuum will have formed: this means that the jars are ready to be placed in the pantry.

You can, if you like, decrease the amount of sugar and use, as a substitute, fresh apple which will help to thicken as it naturally contains pectin.

Gold drops jam: 2 other ways to prepare it

To give an even more yellow but also aromatic touch to your preparation, add 2 sachets of saffron at the end of cooking. The gold drops and saffron marmalade is excellent both for breakfast and to combine with tasty cheeses.

Delicate and perfect for filling tarts, on the other hand, the vanilla gold drop jam is prepared by adding 2 vanilla pods cut lengthwise to the jam. Just before blending (or distributing in jars if you prefer it with the pieces) remove them by scraping the inside well.


Gold drops jam can be kept in the pantry for over 6 months . Once opened, however, it should be placed in the refrigerator and consumed within a week.

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