This jam is easy to make, exotic, and delicious. It tastes particularly good, spread atop a crisp, buttered, toast. It is perfect for kids and their moms. Made with dates, plums, and no sugar at all, it is nutritious and healthy too.
8 seedless black dates
1 tea spoon cornstarch
1 cup water
Chop the plums into big pieces, and remove the seeds.
Put dates, chopped plums, and a cup of water to boil.
When water boils, simmer and stir with wooden spoon, pressing on the pieces of dates and plums
In a few minutes, the mixture should have a pulpy consistency with no large chunks
Mix the corn starch with some water to make a milky white liquid and add to the pulpy mixture
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously, and simmer for another minute
The date plum jam is ready. Put it in a glass jar and eat it quickly.
Variation: You can add some tea leaves for flavour when you put the dates and plums to boil.