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


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20 responses to “What’s Cooking – Plum Nutella

  1. 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!

  2. I am seriously drooling over this recipe. how creative..

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. I bet this tastes super yummy on morning toast! I need to try this 🙂

  6. Wow! This looks great. I have a jar of nutella left over from a camping trip and I think I might give this a try 🙂

  7. I’m not a big fan of plums, and not even of Nutella (gasp), but this does seem like a yummy recipe.

  8. nom-nom-nom its really looks yummy and easy! i will try this recipe next weekend

  9. lilce51286

    Very very creative although not my cup of tea but thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Oh my goodness! This sounds so good & simple to make. Let alone perfect to serve with my sugared scones!

  11. what a simple yet delicious sounding recipe. I bet my son would love that

  12. I do love Nutella though I’d never think to try making it with plums. This does sound pretty good.

  13. Such a great idea to use plums in nutella. Had never thought of that before. Will have to try it.

  14. This sounds absolutely delicious! what a great, and healthy, idea!

  15. 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 🙂

  16. This reminds me of my father, he always gives me this delicious toast. Thank you for the tips!

  17. What a simple, yet lovely idea. I never know what to do with plums so this is really helpful

  18. Elizabeth Obih Frank

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

  19. Two of my boys love nutella and they love plums…gotta show them this

  20. I’m glad you’ve finally decided to publish this recipe 🙂

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