Apple Pie Jam Recipe
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Apple Pie Jam Recipe

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Although I've been canning for years, I've never found a good apple jam recipe, so I created this one. My husband of 41 years and I love this jam so much because it tastes just like apple pie…without the crust! —Audrey Godell, Stanton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 4 to 5 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 76 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine apples and water. Cover and cook slowly until tender. Measure 4-1/2 cups apples; return to the pan. (Save remaining apple mixture for another use or discard.)
  2. Stir in sugar and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Stir in spices. Carefully ladle hot mixture into seven hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  4. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 7 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Apple Pie Jam in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p56

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"As it was my first time making this recipe, I followed the directions. The jam did not set."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"do you drain the water after apples have cooked or keep it in the pan when returning the apples to it"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"This was so good I had to make more. Everyone I've shared it with loves it. Yes, it does taste just like the all American apple pie."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Yum! Will make again! No need to say more!"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"My family loves this jam! I like to use a variety of cooking apples which produces a little different texture, depending upon choices, but it has always been a no fail recipe for me! I use it on toast as well as in fruit bars and jam cake."

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