Apples make for a great snack, but if you buy too many at once, they can go bad rather quickly. That’s why this apple jam is the perfect solution.
Try this apple jam to preserve your favorite fruit, without needing to waste any. It saves you money, prevents waste and gives you a wonderful sweet jam.
Use Your Fruit Wisely With This Apple Jam
First, gather your tools and ingredients
Before you begin, arranging the items you need is essential. In this case, all you need is your apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
If you don’t have lemon juice, try citric acid instead, or even a bit of apple cider vinegar. The idea is to add an acidic component.
As for the cinnamon, if you can’t find any, consider using nutmeg or cloves instead, for a warm and sweet alternative.
Time to start your apple jam
To begin, slice the apples and place them in a large saucepan. Then, add the sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Bring to the boil and continue to stir.
After around 30 minutes of a rolling boil, your jam is ready to be packaged and store.
One last step! Set up your hot jars
Finally, while your apple mix is cooking, you can follow this step-by-step guide to safely can your jam for a much longer shelf life.
Following this guide will mean you avoid the nasty effects of botulism or other food-poisoning bacteria.
This is a very simple recipe that you can prepare within 1 hour, and in the end, you’ll have a healthy, delicious snack! For more ideas, check out these.
2 lb (900 g) apples, washed and sliced
4 cups (512 g) sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp lemon juice or 1/2 tsp citric acid
- Place apples in a large, thick-bottomed saucepan.
- Cover it with sugar, add the lemon juice and cinnamon then bring it to boil while you stir continuously.
- Let it boil for 30 minutes and skim any foam that rises to the surface.
- When jam sets, follow this easy step-by-step guide to finish the canning process.