Ume (plum) jam

Ume (plum) jam

Cook Time1 hour
Total time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Author: Yuko Asano@Kuracooking
Cost: 800 yen


  • 500 Ripe plums
  • 400 Granulated sugar
  • a lot Love


  • Weigh the ripe plums
  • Split in half (separate the seeded part from the seedless part)
  • Sprinkle sugar over 2.
  • Put 3 on the fire and remove the scum when water comes out.
  • Remove the seeds and peel in a colander.
  • Put 5 on the fire and stir.
  • When the color darkens, turn off the heat and leave to cool.


Ripe plum jam is sweet and sour and very tasty. It can be used as a jam for baking sweets and breads, or as a dipping sauce for grilled meat or fish.
©2022Yuko Asano
Author:Yuko Asano / Kuracooking
I run a cooking school "Kura Cooking" in Iwakura City, Aichi Prefecture. I love "eating," "searching for delicious food," "making delicious food," and "creating new dishes," and I love to entertain people with my cooking ideas. If you are interested in Kura Cooking. Please contact us and we will be waiting for you in our classroom which is renovated warehouse built more than a century ago.