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Carlota Fariña


Almost three years ago I started this blog with a jam recipe. It was August and this is because I love to prepare them in summer. This time I am updating the blog with a delicious prune jam, one of my favourites. 

For the fruit I decided to buy it at Gadis Supermarket when I saw them super colorful and realized we had not any more at home. 


So when I arrived in my kitchen I prepared the fruit ready for this two-step recipe.  I love this method since it’s much more flavourful and it has not much sugar as other recipes. The fruit has already its own sugars so no need to add it lots!



1 kg (4 ½ cups) prunes without the pits (4 cups and a half)

300 gr (1 ½ cups) granulated white sugar 

1 vanilla pod

The juice of a big lemon



Cut the prunes into 3-4 pieces each one once removing the pits. Put them in a pot, add the sugar and the lemon juice. Let to rest for one to two hours.

After this time, boil the mix at medium heat for 10 minutes. Then set aside and let it rest for 12 hours. You could stir it occasionally. Later, bring it to a boil again introducing a thermometer inside the pot. When the jam reaches 100ºC (210ºF) it will be ready. So, remove it from the heat and let it cool (this will take a couple of hours) and later pour it in mason jars.


Buon appetito!


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