Quick & simple plum jam with decadent dark chocolate!
1 cup chopped plums (skinned, if you prefer)
1/2 cup sugar (may vary depending on the ripeness and sweetness of your plums)
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup grated, good quality dark chocolate (75% or above)
1 teaspoon Chai Spice (optional)
Place plums, sugar, and lemon juice in a stainless steel saucepan over medium high heat. Keep stirring to keep the plum mixture from sticking to the bottom. Once the mixture reaches a boil, turn the heat down, and simmer until the mixture reaches the desired jam consistency. At this time, test the jell setting point by following any of the methods given here.
Add grated chocolate and stir until it melts and incorporates well. Add the Chai Spice and mix well.
Note: The warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg in the Chai Spice complements the sweetness of the dark chocolate in the jam.
Dr. Gayatri Borthakur, a nutritionist turned entrepreneur, has a PhD in nutrition and a passion for delicious but healthy foods.