Spiced Plum and Pear Jam

Spelt Bread Finish


Serves 8-10

  • 350g Plums – Stoned and Diced
  • 125g Pears – Peeled, Cored and Diced
  • 300g Raw Cane Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Star Anise


  1. On a low heat, gently warm the spices until they become fragrant. Spelt Bread
  2. Add the Diced Plums and Pears, turn up to a medium heat and allow the fruit to cook a little until the juices are beginning to seep from the fruit. Spelt Bread (2)
  3. Add the sugar, turn up to a medium high heat and allow to cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Whilst the Jam is cooking, place a small dish into the freezer. This will then be used for checking the setting point. Spelt Bread (3)
  4. Turn down to a low and remove the Cloves and the Star Anise, place a teaspoon of jam onto the dish and let it cool for 1 minute. Run a line down the middle with your finger, if the jam stay separated for over 1 minute then it has reached its setting point. Spelt Bread (5)
  5. While hot, place into a sterilised jar then allow to cool. Spelt Bread (6)


    • Karina
    • 4th June, 2017 9:35 am

    Hi Neil!
    … all your james are fantastic!
    Do you have the recipe for the grape and kiwi jelly?
    I enjoyed so much last week
    Thank you so much
    With love and light

      • Neil
      • 19th July, 2017 9:05 am

      Thankyou Karina,
      So far I don’t have a recipe for the Grape and Kiwi Jelly but I may look to do something similar in the near future

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