Maple-Apple Jam

Even if you've never made jam before, you can have delicious results with this simple recipe. Keep a jar for yourself and share the others with friends!

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup cornstarch
3/4
cup apple cider
1
cup real maple or maple-flavored syrup
5
Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon maple flavor
6
half-pint canning jars with lids

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar and cornstarch; stir in cider and syrup until well blended. Add apples. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. Remove from heat; stir in maple flavor.
  • 2 Meanwhile, fill 8-quart stockpot or deep Dutch oven about two-thirds full of water; heat to boiling.
  • 3 Ladle hot jam into jars, leaving 1/2-inch space at top of jar. Cover with lids. Using tongs, carefully place jars in pot of boiling water (jars should be covered with at least 1 inch of water). Return to boiling; boil 10 minutes to process. Using tongs, remove jars from water and place on cooling rack. When cool, press center on top of each lid to ensure it is sealed. If jar is sealed, the lid will not move up or down. Store opened jam in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If any jars don’t seal correctly, refrigerate the jam. Jam may be stored up to 1 year.

Serve the jam with toast, pancakes or waffles or use as an ice cream topping.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
20
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.