🍏 Caramel Apple Jam Recipe 🍎

The spreadable form of Caramel Apple Jam embodies the flavors of caramel apples, both sweet and spicy. This delicious jam is great as a spread on biscuits or toast, or even as a topping for ice cream and waffles. Made with sugar, toasty spices, and fresh apples, it’s a great way to have the taste of fall all year long. 🍏🍎

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apples (about 4-5 medium apples)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 6 tablespoons powdered pectin
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter (optional, to reduce foaming)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Jars:
  • Sterilize your canning jars and lids according to the manufacturer’s instructions and keep them warm until ready to use.
  1. Cook the Apples:
  • In a large pot, combine the chopped apples, lemon juice, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
  • Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 10-15 minutes. Use a potato masher to break down the apples into smaller pieces as they cook.
  1. Add Pectin and Sugars:
  • Stir in the powdered pectin until fully dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar, stirring constantly to dissolve. Add the butter if using, to reduce foaming.
  • Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) and boil hard for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  1. Check the Consistency:
  • Remove the pot from heat. To check if the jam has set, place a small amount on a chilled plate and let it sit for a minute. If it wrinkles when you push it with your finger, it’s ready.
  1. Fill the Jars:
  • Carefully ladle the hot jam into the sterilized jars, leaving about 1/4 inch of headspace at the top. Wipe the rims of the jars clean, place the lids on top, and screw on the bands until fingertip tight.
  1. Process the Jars:
  • Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes (adjusting for altitude if necessary). Ensure the jars are fully submerged and covered by at least 1 inch of water. Start timing when the water reaches a full boil.
  • Remove the jars from the water bath and let them cool completely on a towel or rack. You should hear the lids pop as they seal.
  1. Store and Enjoy:
  • Once the jars are cool, check the seals by pressing the center of each lid. If the lid does not flex up and down, it is sealed properly.
  • Store the sealed jars in a cool, dark place. Unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used within a few weeks.
  • Enjoy your Caramel Apple Jam on toast, biscuits, or as a delicious topping for desserts!

A delicious way to keep the tastes of fall fresh all year long is to make caramel apple jam. This jam’s deliciously sweet and spicy apple flavor makes it ideal for a special treat or brunch. Flavored and produced from scratch, it’s a great present for loved ones. Savor the delicious flavor of caramel apples in a jar! 🍏🍏

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