Homemade Apple Jam: A Sweet and Tangy Delight



Elevate your breakfast game with the delightful taste of homemade apple jam. Made with fresh apples, this sweet and tangy spread is sure to become a household favorite.

Ingredients

Here's what you'll need for this delectable dish:

  • 4 cups of peeled, cored, and chopped apples
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 
  • Pinch of salt
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Method

Now that we have all the ingredients lined up, let's dive into the cooking process.

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the chopped apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon (if desired), and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 30 minutes or until the apples are soft and the mixture thickens.
  4. Mash the cooked apples with a potato masher or blend using an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.
  5. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes until the jam reaches your desired thickness.
  6. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly before transferring to sterilized jars.
  7. Seal tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Tips:

  • Choose sweet or tart apples based on your preference.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of your apples.
  • Add spices like nutmeg or ginger for extra flavor.

Spread this delectable homemade apple jam on warm toast or use it as a filling in pastries. It's a delightful way to enjoy the natural sweetness of apples all year round.


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