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Apple Pie Jam

Apple Pie Jam is a delicious way to preserve apples and have “fresh” apple pie all year long. It tastes just like apple pie minus the crust.

Apple Pie Jam tastes so much like apple pie. You won’t believe how good it is. And now you can have “apple pie” without all the work each time.  This jam would be amazing on toast, but also on so many other things like sugar cookies, yogurt, French toast, pancakes, and ice cream. Your imagination is the limit. 

What apples are not good for making apple pie jam or apple pie?

Red Delicious and Gala apples are low acidic apples. Because of this they break down faster and become mushy when baking or cooking. 

So what apples are good for making apple pies?

Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Gala, Pink Lady apples are perfect for making pies. Basically anything but Red Delicious and Gala apples.

Yield: 7 cups

Apple Pie Jam

Apple Pie Jam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled & diced apples
  • Water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 box pectin
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

Instructions

  1. Sterilize jars, lids and rings. Fill a large pot with water, place jars in water (as many as will fit), and bring to a boil. Fill a medium pot with water. Place lids and rings in water. Heat water but do not bring to a boil.
  2. Place apples in measuring cup and water to 4 cup line.
  3. Pour apples and water into 8 quart pot.
  4. Add spices, lemon juice, butter and pectin. Stir to combine. Bring to a rolling boil.
  5. Add sugar and stir to combine. Bring back to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute.
  6. Pull jars, lids, and rings from water as you fill jars.
  7. Fill jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Wipe rim of jars and place lids and rings on.
  8. Place upside down on a towel for 5 minutes.
  9. Once the 5 minutes is up, flip jars upright. Allow to cool completely (12-24 hours)
  10. Check lids to be sure they are sealed. If they are sealed, the middle of the lid will not move up and down. If it isn't sealed, place in refrigerator and use like normal.

Notes

Apple Pie Jam will store in your pantry from 18 months. It will still be safe to eat after 2 years but may lose some flavor.

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