Jan 8, 2014

Apple Jam Recipe / Homemade Apple Jam / How to make Apple Jam at Home - No Preservatives


You know my love for making jams from my jam list. Still i have lots of jam to try and enjoy starting from mixed fruit jam, banana jam and my all time favorite strawberry jam.  So far i have made orange jam, tomato jam and pineapple jam. Among them my favorite is the pineapple jam. Amma favorite is tomato jam. I have to try my hands on homemade orange marmalade too, i am waiting for the season to arrive.


Now coming to this jam, i made this so many months back, when i was pregnant. I got to post this right now only, somehow it stayed back in the draft folder. This jam is so tasty, i love making homemade jam because it taste so fresh. It makes you feel that you are eating a fruit, unlike the store bought ones taste only like a fruit flavoured jelly. I used this apple jam to fill my thumbprint cookies and i also used this to fill my rustic jam tarts which i will post soon.
So try this out and let me know what is your favorite jams..



Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 35 mins

Ingredients:

Apples - 4 Big & Juicy ones (5 cups when chopped)
Sugar - 3/4 to 1 cup
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn

Method:

Wash, peel and chop apples. Take them in a microwave safe bowl, cover them and cook for 10 mins. You can cook in stove top too, take apples in a saucepan, add 1/2 cup of water, bring everything to a boil. Cover with a lid and simmer till the apples are completely cooked through.

Now use a masher to mash the cooked apples. you can mash it completely or leave it chunky.

Add sugar and mix well.

Now transfer this entire thing to a kadai and cook on a medium heat. Cook till it gets thick and leaves the sides of the kadai. It will take around 15 to 20 mins.

Switch off the flame and add some lemon juice. Mix well.

Trasfer this to a container and let it cool.

Store in a air tight container.

Note:
1)Use clean, dry, air tight bottle to store this jam. 2)Always use clean spoon while handling this. 3)This keeps well for a week when stored in clean, dry shelf. If you want to store for longer period of time, store this in fridge. I recommend you to store in fridge always.

Pictorial:
You need fresh red apples


Peel em


Chop em


Take them in a microwave safe bowl


Cover em


Put it inside microwave


cook for 10 mins
once it is cooked mash em


you can leave it little chunky too


add sugar and mix


just like this
transfer that to kadai


keep cooking


add any colour you like


mix well


keep cooking till it leaves the side


like this


squeeze in some lemon juice


mix well


remove to a bowl, allow to cool down


Store in a air tight container


Enjoy
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks tempting!!! N wanna learn to make eggless choco lava cake n eggless chocolate filled cookies....plz help me........

Sakshi Chavan said...

hey aarthi really wanna try this recipe.............just tell me how to do d first step without microwave or oven...

Coral crue said...

how i love that colour of your jam, i will try this out.

Shaili said...

Good one! How long can we store this?

Aarthi said...

@ShailiThis keeps well for a week when stored in clean, dry shelf. If you want to store for longer period of time, store this in fridge. I recommend you to store in fridge always.

Aarthi said...

@Sakshi ChavanYou can cook in stove top too, take apples in a saucepan, add 1/2 cup of water, bring everything to a boil. Cover with a lid and simmer till the apples are completely cooked through.

Aarthi said...

@AnonymousFor eggless lave cake..here is the link http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2012/02/eggless-chocolate-molten-lava-cake.html

Anonymous said...

Can you please suggest me to add any other ingredient to make it colorful instead of food colour..

Aarthi said...

@AnonymousYou can add some coloourful fruits to this like strawberry..since apples are plain, it needs some food colour to look more attractive. You can leave the food colour if you dont need it to be so colourful

Anonymous said...

Can we add sugar and continue in microwave ,instead of cooking on stovetop after adding sugar...pls reply..can't wait to make this... But I have microwavebut no gasstove..I can make this in microwave n have with bread...won't have to go out to eat

Aarthi said...

@AnonymousYes u can cook this whole thing in microwave

Saim Waqas said...

I try ds recipe n.love it love u aarthi g n thanks alot for sharing superrrrb recipe

kavithaje said...

Instead of sugar, can we use jaggery or karumbu sakkarai..as i wanna give it to my lil boy ... also how abt adding tumeric for food color is it suggestable?

kavithaje said...

Can we use jaggery or karumbu sakarai instead of sugar?...for food colouring can we use tumeric as a natural food color...

Asking these as my lil boy loves jam!

Aarthi said...

@kavithajeu can add any sweetner..And you can skip food colour

Aarthi said...

@kavithajedont add turmeric it will change the taste..Leave food colour it will still look good

Komal Sahai said...

Tried the recipe. The jam turned out yummy!! :P Thanks a lot!!

Anonymous said...

Its awesome.

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