Best-Easy-Apple-Recipes.com has the Best Apple Jam Recipes, including Homemade Apple Jellies and Apple Spread Recipes for home canning and preserving with apples.
your own jam and jelly preserves is fun, and worth the little extra
time and effort it takes from start to finish.
While it is possible to make uncooked freezer jams and jellies with many other fruits, recipes for apple jams, jellies and spreads are recipes which include the heating, or cooking, of the apple fruit. In many cases however, it is possible to freeze the prepared apply jelly or jam to store it.
Apple jellies, jams and spreads are delicious, delectable and desirable toppings for toast, bagels, pancakes, waffles, muffins and for jam filled centers in cookies, tarts and muffins.
Take a look at the recipes below, and I am sure you will find recipes to inspire you to get canning with apples!
Preserve some of your Autumn harvest to enjoy during the winter months, and into the Spring and Summer months ... until fresh apples are ripe locally again!
Apples are naturally high in pectin content, much higher than raspberries and strawberries, for example.
Other fruits which are naturally high in pectin are citrus fruits, gooseberries and currants. It is also interesting to note that underripe fruit contains more pectin than fully ripe fruit.
Most commercial pectin is extracted from the white inner part of citrus skins or apples. Pectin produces structure and a kind of stiffness in jams by forming a water-holding network within the juice or crushed fruit.
Many jam receipes combine fruit with low pectin content with high pectin fruit to ensure that a good set is obtained with less cooking time.
Some fruit jams include apple juice or applesauce instead of unprocessed apples.
If you would like to review the basics of canning apple jams and jellies using a boiling water bath,