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    Hi - Thank you for all the helpfull replies.
    I made 6 jars of yellow plum jam. My first thought was to pour it back in the pan and boil it again (i used a thermomitor, perhaps in retrospect I should do the cold plate thing). But it is such a pain to wash and re-sterilise the jars again.
    I really like the 'confiture' cover lol. Im going to have another look and see if it can pass for being a bit fancy, rather than 'not - set'.
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    Just be aware that confiture tends to need storing in the fridge once opened!...apart from that- I have unopened bramble 'confiture' from 2 yrs ago looking very liquid and very healthy in my barn!
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    I have reboiled jam that hasn't set and it does work but yes it's a pain to have to do it. Your jam will be lovely on icecream or rice pudding as a puree. If it tastes fine then that is what matters. At least it's usable and the ingredients and cooking time haven't been wasted. I always use the plate method, although I do have a jam thermometer, but I stick 2 or 3 of them in the freezer before I start so I usually have one ready for the testing. Plum jam, especially if the plums were ripe, will not make a fantastic set. Reducing the liquid is important before you add the sugar.
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    The snag with using a thermometer is that the temperature may not be the same all through the jam.....
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    I made two batches of Bramble Jelly recently and one didn't set.
    I looked up advice and reboiled. I use a recipe, a thermometer and the old saucer method. I even ended up trying Certo.
    No joy! I have three jars of blackberry sauce..
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    Hello Rowanwolf and welcome to the vine

    I remember one time early on in my jam making, mine didn't set so I re-bolied it and added cubed jelly to it in desperation and that worked.
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    Me, I'd just leave it runny. Call it confiture or conserve. And use it for stirring into plain yogurt. Delumptious!

    Edited to add: Yes, sorry, welcome to the Vine, Rowanwolf.
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