Apple jam

Apple jam - Lilie Bakery

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.
Apple jam - Lilie Bakery

Choose your ingredients well

  • Apples : 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?

  1. On prepare the apples and cut them into cubes
  2. They are mixed with lemon juice
  3. On heat the water and powdered sugar
  4. On pour the apples and stir until fully cooked
  5. We add cinnamon and vanilla a little before the end of cooking
  6. 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.

Apple jam recipe - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

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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!

Apple jam recipe - Lilie Bakery
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4.8 on 18 votes

Quick and Easy Apple Jam

A very quick to prepare, and very gourmet jam with a good taste of apples, with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. Perfect on crêpes, pancakes…
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time25 minutes
Total40 minutes
Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: jam
Yield: 1 large jar of 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.


This jam once opened can be kept in the refrigerator, about 10-15 days.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
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23th February 2023



  1. Reply


    17th February 2023

    hello, this jam looks too good, my seeds you leave them when
    you put in the jars. thank you for your answer

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      18th February 2023

      Hello, we seed them at the very beginning! I just added this precision in my recipe. See you soon :)

  2. Reply


    August 2, 2023

    …800g: peeled apples or not?

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      August 5, 2023

      Hello Maryvonne, it's good 800g of apples before the start of the recipe so before peeling. See you soon :)

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    September 23, 2023

    4 stars
    …Thanks a lot !

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    15th October, 2023

    5 stars
    Breton apples seasoned with two pitayas create an exquisite flavor tinged with distant horizons that invites sharing. See you soon?

  5. Reply


    1th November 2023

    Thank you for this delicious and extremely easy recipe, indeed. Also tested by flavoring with verbena: mmmmm….. On the other hand, very surprised by the quantity of jam obtained. I am very, very far from the 6 pots (or are they mini-breakfast type pots?). For example, from 1,5kg of apples (nearly double the recipe) I only end up with 1 medium pot, 2 small pots and 2 mini-pots!
    :-( In my opinion, it's so good that I won't be able to make any reservations!!!!

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      6th November 2023

      Hello Mifan, my recipe is calculated for 1 pot, as specified in the recipe “Quantity: 1 large pot”. I'm glad you like the recipe in any case, and good idea to flavor it with other flavors too! See you soon :)

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    6th November 2023

    5 stars
    Is it 210 ml of water for 800 g of sugar?? It’s not much, isn’t it?? Or did I misunderstand 2 liters and 10 ml?? But I do not think so ?? Thank you for your reply.

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      Lilie bakery

      6th November 2023

      Hello Nayla, no no, on the recipe it is clearly written 210g water (you weigh on your scale), 400g powdered sugar, 800g apples. I invite you to reread it carefully so as not to make any mistakes, see you soon :)

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    11th January 2024

    5 stars
    Excellent and fast, that’s what I need! Do you have a recipe for clementine (or mandarin) jams that is just as easy? Thank you

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      15th January 2024

      Thank you Geneviève! I don't have a citrus recipe to offer you at the moment but I'll write it down. See you soon :)

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    14th May 2024

    5 stars
    Hello to you

    It's so good, easy and quick to make, do you have any other recipes to suggest (jams, desserts or cakes?)

    Thanks see you soon .

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      15th May 2024

      Hello Geneviève, thank you for your message! I have more than 400 recipes available on my blog, you will surely find what you are looking for ;)
      Take a look here:

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    23th May 2024

    5 stars
    I'm going to make this recipe by adding some crushed walnut kernels, it tastes nice. I incorporate them at the start of cooking.

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      Lilie bakery

      24th May 2024

      Thank you Michelle for your message! Good idea to personalize it with nuts. See you soon :)

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