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05 Nov

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One of the beauties of living in rural Minnesota - the home of the Honeycrisp apple - is that we are not short on awesome, small, local orchards. After making a quick stop at Hillcrest Orchard just down the road, around the curve and up the hill, I had to come up with something to make with my bushel of handpicked fruit!

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So, I rallied the troops of Jodi (One Simple Dream) and Jordi (Jordi Lee Photography) to spend the morning in the kitchen with me and my cute Weck jars that I have been hoarding to re-create this Apple Pie Jam recipe.

Ps. Awesome insight on canning with Weck jars can be found here on the blog, Food in Jars.

Here's what you need:

  • Canning jars (LOVE the 1/5 liter Weck jars)
  • 4 cups apples, chopped
    (We used Honeycrisp because we are from Minnesota and we like it sweet! Otherwise opt for tart apples.)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 (1 3/4 oz.) box dry pectin (SURE-GEL)
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Yields 3 pints.

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First, peel and chop the apples.

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Measure apples in a measuring cup, then add water to the same measuring cup up to the 4 cup line (apples inlcuded).

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Add apples with water, pectin, butter (helps reduce foam while cooking), spices and lemon juice to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add sugars and bring back to a full rolling boil.

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Boil about 1 minute longer - or until the jam thickens.

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Stir constantly. Remove from heat and skim off any foam. Ladle into jars leaving 1/4" headspace.

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Put on lids and process in a water bath for 10 minutes.

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And wa-lah! Apple Pie Jam. So yummy and cute in those jars! The perfect gift or wedding favor.

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Cheers!

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Photography by Jordi Lee Photography

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