Ingredients 1 kilo prunes (without the stones) 800 gr. – 1 kilo sugar (depends how sweet you like it) Juice of ½ a lemon
Buy prunes that have no blemishes and are ripe, but not too soft. The skin must be opaque (not shiny). Buy about 1 ½ kilos, because you will have to remove the stone from the prunes so they will weigh less.
Wash the prunes, cut them in half and remove the stones. If they are big you can cut them in smaller pieces. You should have 1 kilo of clean fruit.
Place the fruit in a pot, add the sugar and leave them for about one hour. Simmer the fruit with the sugar for about 30 – 40 minutes. If there is not enough water, add about a cup. You shouldn’t add a lot of water at a time – add a little as required. Stir the jam very often so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot and burns. When the jam has the consistency you like, add the lemon juice and remove from the fire. Don’t forget that the jam thickens quite a lot when it cools down. If you think it is too thick when it has cooled, just add a little water and boil it again for a couple of minutes.
Carefully pour the hot jam in the prepared jars, screw on the top and let them stand on your counter top upside down until they have cooled completely.
You can enjoy this jam at breakfast, but it also has medicinal purposes. One teaspoon of prune jam in the morning helps the movement of the bowels.