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Desserts

CERTO Dutch Apple Pie Jam

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I used white raisins and Apple Pie Spice. The result is wonderful! This is very tasty. Isee this as my Christmas Gift to all my friends.
posted by
jammaker
on 9/3/2008
time
prep:
45 min
total:
1 min
servings
total:
about 6 (1-cup) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
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What You Need

3-1/2
cups  prepared fruit (about 1 lb. Granny Smith or other tart green apples)
1-1/2
cups  water
1/2
cup  raisins
1/4
cup  fresh lemon juice
1
tsp.  ground cinnamon
1/4
tsp.  ground allspice
4-1/2
cups  granulated sugar, measured into separate bowl (See tip below.)
1
cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2
tsp.  butter or margarine (optional)
1
pouch  CERTO Fruit Pectin

Make It

BRING boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.

PEEL and core apples. Chop finely or grind. Add water and raisins. Measure exactly 3-1/2 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice.

STIR sugars into prepared fruit in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.

STIR in pectin quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.

LADLE quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches; add boiling water if needed. Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to
Measure Precisely: To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.
Altitude Chart
At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase processing time as indicated. 1,001 to 3,000 feet: Increase processing time by 5 minutes. 3,001 to 6,000 feet: Increase processing time by 10 minutes. 6,001 to 8,000 feet: Increase processing time by 15 minutes. 8,001 to 10,000 feet: Increase processing time by 20 minutes.
Jam or Jelly Didn't Set?
Every once in a while, you may find that your jam does not set the way you expected. If your efforts resulted in a runny batch, try our Remake Directions to improve your finished jam. If your jam still doesn't set, you can always use it as a glaze or syrup.
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