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)

Directions

  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.

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Apple Pie Jam

  1. Vibrant says:

    Hello Sue!!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    What is Pectin?

    Anand 🙂

    Like

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