Apple jam

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    This chunky apple jam recipe has a hint of spice that reminds me of autumn. Leave the spices out if you prefer a pure apple jam!


    Devon, England, UK
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    Makes: 6 (225g) jars

    • 1kg peeled, cored, and chopped apples
    • 250ml water
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 (13g) sachets pectin
    • 1.75kg caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
    • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 100g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Sterilise jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Let simmer while making jam.
    2. In a large saucepan, combine apples, water and lemon juice. Cover, and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft but not mushy. Stir in pectin, and bring to the boil. Stir in the caster sugar, and continue boiling and stirring uncovered for 1 minute, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, allspice, and nutmeg.
    3. Quickly fill jars to within 1cm of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to seal.

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    Can recycled jars be used (from shop bought jam)? Would they survive the boiling? I would like to try this but I don't want to buy kilner jars.  -  10 May 2012


    Very happy changed the spices for my favourites, Cinnamon and mixed spice lovely  -  12 Oct 2011


    What type of apples work best?  -  30 Apr 2016