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Apple Freezer Jam

Apple Freezer Jam
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 48

Autumn's bounty is transformed into a deliciously thoughtful gift idea with this no-fuss recipe. No need for complicated canning methods—just clear some space in the freezer and you're ready to whip up and store a batch. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
March 21, 2014


cups Gala apples (about 3), peeled and diced
cups Granny Smith apples (about 2), peeled and diced
cup sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
box (1.75 oz) fruit pectin
Clean canning jars and lids


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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix apples, sugar, cinnamon and ginger; toss to coat. Set aside at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Place the apples and any collected juices into large pot, and mix in pectin. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium, and cook jam until thickened and apples have softened, about 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Use ladle to transfer jam into clean jars, leaving about 1/2 inch space at top of each jar. Place lids on top, and allow to cool to room temperature (at least 2 hours), before freezing. Defrost jam in refrigerator before using.

Expert Tips

  • Using two types of apples, Gala and Granny Smith, makes for a very apple-y, sweet-tart jam.
  • Instead of traditional canning method of processing the filled jars in a boiling water bath, the freezer preserves this jam. You can use traditional or freezer-specific pectin for this recipe.
  • Canning jars in a variety of sizes and styles make this jam a super-cute, homemade gift.

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