Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

                  Today is election day, so it's only proper to post a all American recipe, or at least one close! You can't get more American than apple pie, and by now, we all have our go-to recipe, and I'm also sure that we all can agree, that the caramel apple is very fallish, but have you ever had or made, caramel apple jam? Me either, but this recipe came through Pinterest this morning and it reminded me that my grand kids would love this stuff, since the traditional caramel apple is so hard to eat! Yep, I'll be making a batch soon, come join me in honor of election day and no more campaign ads!!

Caramel Apple Jam

6 cups diced peeled apples (tart and sweet in combo)
1/2 cup water
1 package powdered fruit pectin
2 cups cane sugar
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a dutch oven combine the apples and water. Cook and stir over low heat until apples are soft. Stir in pectin and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. In a bowl while you are waiting for the rolling boil, measure the sugars and spices. Add the measured ingredients and return to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Mash or use an immersion blender if there are bits of apple that have not cooked down into the jam.Remove from the heat and ladle hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-in. head space.  Process for 10 minutes in a water bath at a full boil.  Makes 5 half pints.

Christmas Apron Swap Update: We have 6 so far so I'll leave it open till this weekend then I'll pair us up, so if you'd like to join us, just scroll down to that post and leave your name and email! 


  1. I haven't made jam in forever but this does sound good Sue!! xoxo

  2. Sounds a little sweet to me....was it good?

  3. Thanks for the card.
    Cute pic of the grands. I remember when you only had the one.

    BTW: How is Allison doing? MB


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