Preserved apples

Preserved apples


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About this recipe: This is a simple and easy to follow recipe for preserving apples. Autumn is a great time to gather apples and store them for winter enjoyment. These preserved apples are great for digging in to when you need a nice filling for an apple tart, apple pie or soft apples for apple cake. You will need seven 1L jam jars for this recipe, great for food gifts.


Makes: 7 jars preserved apples

  • 900g (2 lb) caster sugar
  • 125g (4 1/2 oz) cornflour
  • 1 dessertspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 dessertspoon salt
  • 2.25L (4 pints) water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3kg (6 lb) apples - peeled, cored and chopped

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. In a large pot, mix sugar, cornflour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
  2. Pack the sliced apples into hot sterilised jars, leaving a 2cm (3/4 in) space at the top.
  3. Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
  4. Place lids on jars and process in a water bath for 20 minutes.

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I dont even imagine as simple as that on how to make an apple jam... - 14 Dec 2013

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