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sugar free plum jam in a glass jar with plums in the back ground
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Refined Sugar-Free Plum Jam (No Pectin)

Learn how to make refined sugar free plum jam with chia seeds. This homemade plum jam is naturally sweetened and is super easy, ready in around 10-15 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 1 Jar
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Janelle Hama


  • silicone spoon


  • 2 cups Plum chopped
  • ½ small Lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoon Chia seed
  • 2 tablespoon Maple syrup


  • Over medium heat in a saucepan, add plums, lemon and maple syrup, bring to the boil and turn the heat down slightly allowing plums to simmer, reduce and soften for approx. 10-15 minutes.
    2 cups Plum, ½ small Lemon, 2 tablespoon Maple syrup
    plum, lemon, maple syrup in pot
  • Add chia seeds, stir through for a minute and then turn the heat off. Allow the plum jam to thicken by cooling down at room temperature. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge and use as needed.
    2 tablespoon Chia seed
    adding chia seeds and cooling down sugar free plum jam in pot



Plums should be chopped into small pieces
Ensure the fruit doesn’t burn whilst cooking 
This sugar-free plum jam can be left chunky or mashed up
The consistency will thicken as this jam cools down due to the gel released from the chia seeds. Take your spatula and draw a line down the center of the saucepan, it should come together slowly when cool.
Once completely cool, refrigerate in a sterilized air-tight jar (I like recycling glass jars) for approx. 5-10 days
This plum jam is perfect on scones, bread, pancakes, biscuits, cookies, part of a grazing board, and more. I sometimes like to mix it up with my Lebanese rice pudding.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 1163IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 3mg