This delicious prune jam recipe will be the best prune jelly you’ve ever tasted. Plus, the plum jam is made with onions for extra flavor!
Need an easy and tasty cheese and jam appetizer recipe that’s ready in just 20 minutes? Try this easy brie appetizer with prune jelly. Your guests will love this sweet brie with plum jam.
Here’s a quickie plum jam and cheese app that’s also delicious and packed with nutrients. Serve the prune jelly for snack time, for a get together with friends (while social distancing, of course!), or on top of a lunch or dinner salad.
Why I love prune jam
One of my favorite things about summer is entertaining. I love having people over and serving them healthy, delicious food. And I like to impress them with my hostess skills.
I do like to have my healthy snacks on hand, though. And here’s a secret: I really don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen for these gatherings.
That’s where this brie cheese with prune jam appetizer comes into the picture. It’s super tasty and impressive (after all, how often can you say, “I made that jam!”) and ready in minutes.
That’s right. You don’t need any fancy equipment like hot, sterilized pans with water that comes to a full, rolling boil or even a large bowl.
This jam is so easy to put together. You don’t have to do anything complicated like add balsamic vinegar, worry about boiling water, skim off any foam, or even worry about removing any pits from fresh plums.
Plus, since I bet you’ll eat it pretty quickly, you don’t have to worry about lids and rings, jelly jars or mason jars, and canning.
I’m really a fan of the cheese-and-jam combo—it reminds me of being in France! But a lot of jams contain a lot of sugar. And if you look at the ingredient lists of those jams, sugar is often the first ingredient. My plum jelly recipe does not!
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this healthier prune jam recipe:
Onion and low-sodium vegetable broth: I love sweet-and-savory combos, so I added in onions cooked in low-sodium vegetable broth.
Prune juice and prunes: I used prunes and prune juice as the base of this plum jam. When it comes to prune nutrition, there’s a lot to know. If you didn’t know, eating prunes can help prevent bone loss. This is super important for lowering your risk of osteoporosis!
And prune juice, because it’s a good source of fiber, helps you maintain healthy digestion.
Sugar: When I made this prune jelly recipe, I used a small amount of sugar to sweeten it. It doesn’t contain any other sources of added sugar.
Brie: You can serve this appetizer on top of brie, with sliced apples or pears, or with mini toasts.
Helpful kitchen tools
You may find these ingredients helpful for making prune jam:
Making prune jam is super easy. To start, cook onions in vegetable broth over medium-high heat in a medium pan. Heat until onions are translucent and most of liquid is dissolved, stirring occasionally, about 5-6 minutes.
Once onions are cooked, add prune juice, prunes, and sugar to same pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes.
Stir frequently when liquid begins to absorb quickly, until most of liquid is absorbed.
Once prune jam has cooled, use as a topping for the brie. Serve the brie with jam with apple slices and mini toasts, if desired.
You have so many options! You can go with cheese, mini toasts, or apple and pear slices. Using a wedge of brie as a base is healthier than going with a puff pastry baked brie.
Don’t have any brie on hand? The jam also pairs well with Camembert, goat cheese, blue cheese, feta cheese, or even a cream cheese spread. Or top it on top of cheese balls or even vanilla bean ice cream!
Less than 20 minutes! Unlike many other jam recipes, prune jam takes just minutes to whip up on the stovetop.
It is! If you follow a vegan diet, make sure to choose a vegan cane sugar––or opt for beet sugar, which is vegan.
More prune recipes
If you’ve enjoyed this plum jam, you’ll also like these prune recipes.
- Citrus Salad Recipe
- Mediterranean Vegetable Salad
- Healthy Energy Bars
- Brownies with Prunes
- Pineapple Sangria
- Vegan Chocolate Prune Smoothie
- Vegan Linzer Cookies with Prune Jam Filling
And if you love the cheese and jam combo, you’ll also enjoy my brie appetizer with blueberries.
Onion Prune Jam with Brie
- In a medium pan, cook onions in vegetable broth over medium-high heat. Heat until onions are translucent and most of liquid is dissolved, stirring occasionally, about 5-6 minutes.
- Once onions are cooked, add prune juice, prunes, and sugar to same pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes.
- Stir frequently when liquid begins to absorb quickly, until most of liquid is absorbed.
- Once prune jam has cooled, use as a topping for the brie. Serve the brie with jam with apple slices and mini toasts, if desired.
Let me know if you make this sweet cheese and jam appetizer. What do you think of the plum jelly? I’d love to know what you pair the plum jelly with. Besides this prune jam recipe, what are your favorite healthy appetizers?
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