Apple Jam Recipe being scooped up out of a jar

Apple Jam

Sweet apples are cooked until tender and softened to become a delicious apple jam.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 471 kcal


  • 2 cups diced apples your choice of apple, peeled and cores removed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon


  1. Prepare your canning equipment according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. To a large pot, add the apple, sugar, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, orange zest, and lemon juice. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow the mixture to continue to slightly simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until the apples are super tender. If your apple chunks are too big, you can mash them up a bit. Otherwise, leave them as is.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will yield approximately a half pint. If you're planning on bringing out the canning equipment to fill multiple jars, multiply the ingredients accordingly.