What’s Cooking – Plum Nutella

What’s Cooking – Plum Nutella Jam

Do you remember a few weeks ago I shared with you a Quick and Easy Cinnamon Biscuits recipe that we made together with Iwona from Smakowite Jadlo? This wasn’t the only thing we baked / cooked together during her visit. We made a lemon curd cheesecake, beetroot soup, breakfast onion & cheese rolls and… my favourite – plum nutella, which I would like to share with you today.


  • 1 kg plums
  • 120g sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa


First things first – wash your plums well and pat dry with kitchen cloth.

Then remove all stones and cut your plums into halves.

Plum Nutella in the making

Place them in a large frying pan, add sugar and fry gently for about one hour stirring every 5 minutes or so, to avoid any burning or sticking.

Then when most of the juices have reduced and your plum mixture begins to thicken a little, add the cocoa and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Place in a glass airtight container and allow it to cool.

If you have made a bigger batch you can place your plum nutella in several glass jars and pasteurize them so it lasts for longer. In order to do so:

  1. Wash your glass jars in boiling water ensuring they are totally clean and sterilised.
  2. Fill your jars with hot plum nutella.
  3. Close the jars up, making sure that all the lids are as tight as possible.
  4. Place your jars on a baking tray and cook in the oven preheated to 180C for around 10 minutes
  5. Or place in a large cooking pot (with a teacloth at the bottom so your glass jar doesn’t touch the pot bottom directly) fill with water, almost up to the rim and allow to boil for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven or cooking pot and allow it to cool.

This way you can enjoy your plum nutella for longer, or any jam type creation for that matter.

This plum nutella is perfect with pancakes or as addition to cakes, cupcakes or muffins or simple treat it as a jam and enjoy it with a slice of nice bread.

What’s Cooking -- Plum Nutella

20 thoughts on “What’s Cooking – Plum Nutella

  1. Okay I LOVE anything with Nutella + I’m a carb lover so this would definitely be a great try! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. What an inspirational idea especially as I recently blogged about not buying Nutella any more as it contains palm oil. Only one problem though – my plum harvest was a complete failure and I got none! I will have to save this recipe for next year! Pinned so I don’t lose the recipe 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t believe that I’ve never eaten anything with plums in it and I don’t know why because I LOVE plums. Everyone around here buys them green, sprinkles salt on them, and eats them before they even ripen lol. I need to be more creative and try this recipe one day.

  4. I don’t think that this would be something I would personally like to eat, but I know my family would love it. It seems so simple to make! Definitely creative.

  5. Just love this idea. I made chocolate blackberry jam this year, which I guess is a similar sort of idea, but I’m really wishing plum season wasn’t over as I want to try this too – next year!

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