I'd like to find some plum jam or preserves to make a tart. I took a look around the usual grocery stores today, and while I did find one brand at Whole Foods, I'd prefer to spend less that the $8/lb that it cost. I saw none at Market Basket, Shaw's, or Trader Joe's. Do I need to head to Watertown? I'd be open to suggestions about subbing something like canned or frozen plums, but I didn't see any of those either.
While we're on the subject, are there any distinct preferences among the various apricot jams/preserves available? I usually wind up buying one of the Middle Eastern or Central European brands I find at MB (like the Marco Polo brand apricot preserves they had today, $2/13oz).