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

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 76 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 76 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

I'm extremely new to canning. I have a question that I think the info for should've been included in the instructions for us canning newbies: can anyone tell me once a jar is opened does it get stored in the fridge, and, for how long will it last once opened? Thanks ahead of time to all my other ToH reviewers :)

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

Question to the editor. Is it okay to make this jam in pint canning jars? If so, does the processing time need to be increased? I am fairly new at canning and don't want to do anything that would ruin the jam or waste the apples. I only have pint size jars and really do not want to purchase a lot of the 1/2 pint size. Thanks for your help.

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

made 7 half pints of this apple pie jam...Delicious! best apple jam I ever had. will be making more of it for the winter months. thanks for this recipe

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

This is wonderful. After it had cooled down, tried the leftover in the dish, thot it was way too spicy..ohoh. The next morning DH said it was delish. He'd had it on ice cream, and on his toast this am. So i had it on toast..yes a keeper. Not overly spicy at all, and i even used the mace. I'll be making it again. Just won't be eating it by the spoonful!

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

Today I made 3 different types of Jam for Holiday gifts, the Apple Pie Jam was hands down the best. In fact I plan to make more and not give them away, this is the best apple jam recipe ever. Really does taste like apple pie. I did not alter the recipe in any way, try it as is, it is wonderful.

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