Homemade Apple Jam

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Homemade Apple Jam


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 8
  • 1 kg apples

  • 1/2 kg sugar adjust

  • 1.5 cups water

  • Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp or 1 teaspoon Citric acid

  • 1 -2 drops red food colouring

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional


  • Clean apples and slice them. Remove cores. You can peel them if required. I have made jam keeping peels intact
  • Boil apples with water in a pan.cover and Cook over medium heat until apple softens completely
  • Mash the apples and strain or puree them
  • There should be no chunks in the apple left.
  • Return apple puree to saucepan
  • Add sugar and mix well. In case you want it spiced , you can add cinnamon and nutmeg for additional taste or skip them. Adjust sugar as per taste required
  • Bring mixture to boil. Add lemon juice or citric acid. This is important as this will prevent sugar crystallization on cooling. Do not add more else Jam will taste sour
  • Keeping cooking the mixture until it thickens. add food colouring if required and mix well
  • To know if it's done, take a bowl filled with ice cubes, take spoonful of liquid and keep spoon over ice cubes , liquid will cool. turn spoon sideways, it will not be like syrup and would have jelled onto spoon
  • In case its still sliding or syrupy, cook further
  • Warm and sterilize the jar used for storing jam
  • Pour the hot jam into sterilized jar. Do not fill upto rim, leave little space. seal it tightly
  • Place jam bottle in hot water for 10 minutes and then cool completely
  • Allow it to set for 10-12 hours before use
  • Refrigerate and use this upto 3 months
  • Now spread this lovely jam over bread scones etc and serve