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How To Make Homemade Apple Jam

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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.

apple jam in mason jars

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!

top view of homemade apple jam with apples and cinnamon sticks

What Are The Best Apples To Use To Make Apple Jam?

  • Pink Lady
  • Granny Smith
  • Gala
  • 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.

apple jam on an english muffin

What Can I Put Apple Jam On?

  • toast
  • ice cream
  • english muffins
  • bagels

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.

apple jam ingredients

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.

If you are looking for more great apple recipes check out 50 Apple Recipes and Easy Instant Pot Apple Cider

top view of apple jam recipe in mason jars with apples and cinnamon sticks
Yield: 16 Jars

Homemade Apple Jam Recipe

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.

Ingredients

  • 6 large crisp apples
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 Box of Pectin
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 tbs of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel and finely chop apples. peeled chopped apples in a bowl Place the apples a large heavy bottomed pot.
  2. Add 1 cup of sugar and apple cider. Heat to medium and cook fruit to a rolling boil or for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once fruit comes to a boil add one package of fruit pectin.
  4. Stir fruit so it does not stick.
  5. Continue cooking over a medium heat until sauce becomes thick.
  6. If you would like to remove the chunks, use a potato masher and mash the left fruit chunks or pour into your food processor place on pulse for 1 minute.
  7. With a ladle pour into 4 8oz mason jars or 8 4oz jars.
  8. Place the lids and rings on each jar make sure they are tight and push the lid down. Allow to cool for 30 minuites to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 42mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 1g

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Linz

Monday 17th of August 2015

homemade jam is the best!!

Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

Monday 17th of August 2015

This looks fantastic! I bet the house smells so amazing when you're making it too :) Do you know how long a jam like this stays good for though since it's not done in a canning bath?

The Clean Eating Couple

Monday 17th of August 2015

This looks super yummy! I'm so excited for fall.. this looks like a great fall recipe :) -Liz www.theCleanEatingCouple.com

Debbie Woodruff

Monday 17th of August 2015

I've never made my own jam before. You make it sound pretty easy though, so maybe...

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