A fruity recipe that is quick to prepare: the Apple jam ! Rich in fruit and not very sweet, with very tender apple pieces. Add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla to the cooking for even more flavor! A perfect jam on pancakes, crepes or even with natural yogurt...
What you will like with this apple jam
- flavors : the good taste of apples in an unsweetened jam, with a little cinnamon and vanilla.
- Texture : a jam that holds together very well (thanks to the pectin contained in the apples), with a few pieces of apple that remain after cooking.
- Difficulty level : very easy to make, without special equipment, you just need a large saucepan.
Choose your ingredients well
- French Fries : to make jam, we favor varieties that become melting when cooked, such as Boskoop (the one I use), Jonagold, Chantecler…
- Granulated sugar : it's classic powdered sugar that you need here (not jam sugar). Apples already contain a lot of pectin, perfect for the jam to set well!
- Lemon : I recommend choosing an organic lemon because you need the juice and the zest.
- Cannelle : I take a stick of cinnamon, which I add directly to the pan. Otherwise, you can take cinnamon powder (to be dosed according to your taste).
How to make apple jam?
- On prepare the apples and cut them into cubes
- They are mixed with lemon juice
- On heat the water and powdered sugar
- On pour the apples and stir until fully cooked
- We add cinnamon and vanilla a little before the end of cooking
- We put and pot !
NB: the detailed quantities and the complete recipe are given to you at the bottom of this page.
My tips for making it a success at home
- sterilize your jars in boiling water before starting to prepare the apple jam if you want to keep it for a long time.
- to keep pieces of fruit in the jam, do not cut your apple dice too small. It's more pleasant to taste!
- to know if the jam is set : pour a drop of preparation on a plate taken out of the freezer. If the drop runs slightly then freezes, it's ready! Otherwise, continue cooking a bit.
How to store your apple jam?
Once opened, I advise you to keep your jar of apple jam in the fridge. It can be kept like this for 10/15 days.
If your unopened jars have been sterilized, they can keep for several months, as with other jams.
Other recipes to try
If you like homemade for breakfast, I advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:
- Home made Nutella
- Crispy and fluffy Liège waffle
- Very easy salted butter caramel
- Fluffy pancakes
- Homemade almond puree
- Soft butchy brioche with chocolate chips
If you make this apple jam, feel free to rate the recipe below and tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your beautiful jam jars!
Quick and Easy Apple Jam
- 800 g apples for cooking ex: Boskoop, Jonagold, Chantecler
- 400 g Granulated sugar
- Half an organic lemon
- 1 cc vanilla extract
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 210 g water
- Wash the apples, peel them, core them and cut them into large dice.
- Place the diced apples in a salad bowl. Sprinkle them with lemon juice and add the lemon zest as well.
- In a large saucepan, heat the water and powdered sugar for 5 minutes over medium heat.
- Add the diced apples then continue cooking for about 20/25 minutes, stirring regularly. Skim the surface from time to time with a slotted spoon. 5 minutes before the end of cooking, add the cinnamon stick and the vanilla extract.
- NB: To know if the jam is set: pour a drop of preparation on a plate taken out of the freezer. If the drop runs slightly then freezes, it's done enough! Otherwise continue cooking a bit.
- Pour the mixture into a sterilized jam jar(s). Close the jar(s) and invert for 5 minutes. Turn over until the jam has completely cooled.
hello, this jam looks too good, my seeds you leave them when
you put in the jars. thank you for your answer
Hello, we seed them at the very beginning! I just added this precision in my recipe. See you soon :)