Homemade Apple Jam


yield 10 lb.
6 lb. cooking (tart) apples
2 pints water
Rind and juice of 4 lemons
1 1/2 oz ground ginger (optional)
6 lb. sugar


1. Peel, core and chop the apples.

2. Tie the peel and core in muslin and put with the apple and water into the preserving pan.

3. Add the finely grated lemon rind and the juice, together with the ginger if used.

4. Cook until pulpy, then squeeze out and discard muslin bag.

5. Stir in the sugar and boil until setting point is reached.

6. Remove from the heat, skim, pot, cover, and label.

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Jam Novice
posted by Sarah Wells @ 03:37PM, 11/04/08
I've never made jam before and found this recipe nice and easy to start off with although I didn't cook it with the core and peel as didn't have a muslin bag handy. I divided the ingredients into two pans and had one with ginger and the other with cinnamon instead. I've tried the end results and will be making more!
Apple jam
posted by patricia @ 05:04AM, 9/08/09
Excellent recipe
Jam Note
posted by hubba bubba @ 06:31AM, 3/27/10
I have tried this recipe and it worked really well I will make it again, Its Good
My own homemade apple jam
posted by albina anne hudon @ 07:16PM, 10/05/10
Peel and take out core of apples .Cut into small peices easier to cook.Put about 3 cups of water for 24 medium apples .sQUASH 1 LEMON INTO APPLES .Put in sugar about 3 cups.Then 1 teaspoon cinnamon.Once all cook .Smash into plate 3 to 4 banans with a few drops of lemon so the bananas d'ont turn brown .Then put into jam and stir .Put in jars .Bananas stays good without getting brown because of the lemon .Ver good for breakfast with toast .And kids ador it .
Great jam!!
posted by Josie @ 07:35PM, 9/23/11
This is the best apple jam I have made and the easiest. The whole family loved it. For one of the batches I also put a lb of apricots mixed in wit the apples.. It really came out great. I used half preserving sugar to make sure it jelled as the apples were not the green variety.
posted by Liz, Edinburgh, 9/10/2011 @ 07:00AM, 10/09/11
Was worried apple jam might be a bit bland but it's had the thumbs up from all the family. I'm quite new to jam making but this recipe was so easy to follow, I let the muslin bag cool a bit, put on rubber gloves and squeezed it to within an inch of it's life!!
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