Saturday, October 23, 2010

Apple Pie Jam

I think I found my Christmas gift for neighbors and friends this year.

6 cups peeled and diced granny smith apples (6-7 med size apples)
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp butter
3 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 box powdered pectin

Cook apples, water and butter over low heat, stirring til apples are soft, but not mushy. Stir in pectin and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add sugars and cinnamon and bring back to a boil, stirring constantly, for one minute. Remove from heat and skim off foam (if there is any). If you feel the jam is not thick enough for your taste, add another small box of pectin. Start by adding half of the second box and then go from there.

Pour into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process jars in a boiling water bath for 10 min. Makes 7 half-pints.

*I found that one box of pectin is fine.

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