Apple jam is a simple recipe to make if you have some fresh apples laying around. Granny Smith apples are my favorite for making this apple jam recipe.
Apple Jam is great to give as a gift for holidays or special occasions. Add it to vanilla bean ice cream for a special treat.
Add some lemon juice to the apples after you have peeled and cored them if you aren’t going to use them right away. You can also swap out the cinnamon for a cinnamon stick instead.
How To Make Apple Jam
I remember being a kid and my grandmother making us oatmeal in the winter months. She would give us a piece of warm toast with apple jam on it.
If you have never made your own jam then you need to check out and try this recipe for yourself, it’s really easy! And nothing is ever better than homemade!
What Are The Best Apples To Use To Make Apple Jam?
- Pink Lady
- Granny Smith
- Sweet Tango
You can even combine the apples for a flavor explosion. Apple jam if stored correctly can last up to 1 year. Just place in jars leaving about 1/4 inch in the jar.
What Can I Put Apple Jam On?
- ice cream
- english muffins
This isn’t like apple pie filling this is more a mix between apple sauce and apple butter. This Jam is amazing on so many things. You can even add a small amount to your homemade yogurt.
How do you make apple jam from scratch?
- Peel and chop apples.
- Add sugar and cider.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add fruit pectin.
- Stir fruit so it does not stick.
- Cook until the sauce becomes thick and the apples no longer hold their shape.
- If you do not want any fruit chunks use a potato masher or immersion blender and mash the remaining fruit chunks.
- Pour into mason jars.
- Place the lids and rings on each jar make sure they are tight and push the lid down.
- Allow it to cool.