Apple Pie Jam

Apple Jelly and Jam

Since I have learned the basics of making jelly and jam.  Yes I have had a few batches that made pretty good syrup! I decided to try something different with my leftover apples.  I had about 8 good size apples leftover, I had enough Freezer Apple Pies put up, loads of Apple Jelly.  I have tried my hand at apple butter but need to revisit this at a later time.  I decided that I wanted Apple Pie Jam.  So this is what I came up with:

Here is what you will need:

  •  Peeled, cored and diced up apples (I use about 8 good size apples)  You will want to get about 4 1/2 cups of cooked apples.
  • 1 cup of water or apple juice (I used a cup of the homemade cider we had made)
  • 5   cups sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 box dry pectin (I use Sure-Jell)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice mix
  •  or you can use the below if you do not have the apple pie spice mix
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Jars with 2 piece lids – 8 8oz jelly jars or you can substitute the 4oz jars for some of the larger ones.
  • Jar Lifter
  • Canning Pot
  • 6 to 8 quart sauce pot – I used my dutch oven (it is a much thicker/heavier pot)
  • funnel (this makes it easier to ladle juice into jars)


  1. Prepare jars and lids per manufactures instructions.
  2. Place the diced up apples in a large heavy pot such as a dutch oven with one cup of (water, apple juice or cider).  Cook over a medium to low heat until apples are tender. Stirring to make sure they do not burn or stick to the pot.
  3. Measure 4 1/2 cups of the cooked apples  (you may have leftovers you can save or discard) My hubby ate mine!
  4. Place the 4/12 cups of cooked apples to pot stir in sugar, spices and butter and bring to a full rolling boil.
  5. Add pectin and continue to boil for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat and skim off any foam. Ladle into prepared jars, within 1/8 inch of top. Wipe jar rims and threads with damp cloth. Cover with two piece lids. Screw on tightly.
  7. Place in a hot water bath for 10 minutes, making sure the water is 2 inches above the jars lids.
  8. Take jars out of hot water bath and let cool.  Make sure you recheck the lids after they have cooled and tighten if necessary.


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3 Responses to Apple Pie Jam

  1. Vibrant says:

    Hello Sue!!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    What is Pectin?

    Anand 🙂


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