Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Apple Pie in a Jar

Just like Mom used to make coming to you from Kat's Kitchen!

We love Apple Pie and so I thought why not make an Apple Pie Jam and so here I am.  I searched the internet and found several apple jam recipes but none that that gave me what I was looking for.  I decided to do my own and see how it worked out.  My family loved it and I hope yours does too.

Yields approximately 7 half pint jars

You will need:

8 cups of diced apples
1 cup of apple juice
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of all spice
5 tbsp of Ball low sugar/no sugar pectin
1/4 cup of lemon juice
A pat of butter

In a medium bowl mix both sugars, cinnamon and allspice.  Take a fork and mix them all together and set aside.  Go ahead an measure out 5 tbsp of pectin into a small bowl.

You will need about 8 or 9 nice, crisp apples.  Peel them and then dice them into small pieces.  Put 8 cups of diced apples into a stainless steel pot.

Add the apple juice, lemon juice and a pat of butter to the pot and start cooking over medium/high heat.  Cook until your apples just start to soften, about 8 or 10 minutes.

Add your pectin and bring to a full boil.  Add your sugar mixture and return to a boil and boil for one minute.
Pour hot jam into jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.

Wipe rims of jars with a paper towel dipped in vinegar to ensure a good seal.  

Put on lids and rings and tighten them down finger tight.  Place jars in a water bath canner and process for 10 minutes.   Turn off heat and remove lid from canner.  Wait 5 minutes and take jars out of canner and place on counter to cool for 24 hours.

Label and Store in a cool, dark, place.

Of course you need to open one jar and have some nice hot biscuits for breakfast the next morning. 

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