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
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
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.
Pack the sliced apples into hot sterilised jars, leaving a 2cm (3/4 in) space at the top.
Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
Place lids on jars and process in a water bath for 20 minutes.