3 ingredient plum and ginger jam recipe


  • 4cm piece fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 500g plums, seeds removed
  • 3 tbsp honey
Using only three ingredients, this super simple plum jam recipe preserves the warm flavours of autumn so that they can be enjoyed for months to come. Photo by Georgia Glynn Smith

From plums to blackberries, autumn’s seasonal fruits are woefully short-lived. Jams are a delicious way to preserve nature’s bounty to store up and enjoy for months to come.  This plum and ginger jam makes a wonderfully warming alternative to summery strawberry – simply serve a dollop on yoghurt or toast to evoke crisp autumn mornings at any time of year. With only three ingredients, this jam recipe couldn’t be simpler to follow.


  1. Finely chop the ginger, and add into a pan with the plums. Set on a low heat for an hour, adding in honey to taste.
  2. Let it cool, decant into sterilised jars and keep it in the fridge.

Wellbeing Wisdom

  • Ginger has long been renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Plums are a good source of vitamin C and potassium – a mineral which helps to regulate our blood sugar.