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Apple Freezer Jam

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 48
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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.
By Cindy Ensley
Updated Mar 21, 2014
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  • 3 cups Gala apples (about 3), peeled and diced
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples (about 2), peeled and diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 box (1.75 oz) fruit pectin
  • Clean canning jars and lids


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Using two types of apples, Gala and Granny Smith, makes for a very apple-y, sweet-tart jam.
  • tip 2
    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.
  • tip 3
    Canning jars in a variety of sizes and styles make this jam a super-cute, homemade gift.


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