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4.46 from 11 votes

Apple Jam Recipe

Homemade apple jam is an easy-to-make recipe with chopped apples cooked with sugar, lemon juice, and cozy spices. This comforting apple jam is the perfect fall recipe and tastes amazing slathered on toast, homemade biscuits, or pound cake.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pint
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Ashley Boyd



  • Add chopped apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom to a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • After about 10 minutes, mash some of the apples against the pot with a wooden spoon for a chunky jam, or mash all of the apples with a potato masher for a less chunky jam. Continue to cook the jam for 10-15 more minutes until it has thickened.
  • Once the jam has thickened and has reached a slow boil with small, tight bubbles, remove the pan from the heat and allow the jam to cool slightly. Spoon the jam into clean jars and seal tightly. Allow the jam to cool completely before transferring it to the refrigerator.


  • You may grate your apples using a handheld cheese grater or food processor instead of chopping them for a smoother jam.
  • Feel free to adjust the amout of sugar in this apple jam to your liking.
  • Test your jam to see if it's done by placing a small amount of jam onto a metal spoon that has been placed in the freezer for 10 minutes. Swipe your finger through the jam on the frozen spoon. If there is a clear line through the jam that does not fill in, it is ready to be cooled and stored.
  • Apple jam can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 16.7g | Calcium: 3mg