Have dessert any time with the MCP Dutch Apple Pie Jam recipe! Dutch apple pie jam goes great on toast, in other desserts, or right from the jar!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 80 servings
6-1/2 cups prepared fruit (buy about 2-1/2 lb. Granny Smith or other tart green apples)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 box MCP Pectin
1/4 tsp. butter or margarine
4 cups granulated sugar, measured into separate bowl
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
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Let's 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; finely chop or grind fruit. Measure 6-1/2 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Stir in water, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice.
Stir pectin into prepared fruit in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugars. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 4 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
Ladle immediately 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 necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 min. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)
Jam is soft set; best when served cold.
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 straight-edged knife.
At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase processing time as indicated: 1,001 to 3,000 feet - increase processing time by 5 min.; 3,001 to 6,000 feet - increase processing time by 10 min.; 6,001 to 8,000 feet - increase processing time by 15 min.; 8,001 to 10,000 feet - increase processing time by 20 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 14g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes about 5 (1-cup) jars or 80 servings, 1 Tbsp. each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.