Friday, May 2, 2014

Food Storage Friday: Mom's Apple Pie in a Jar

 So I recently got a bunch of apples and needed to do something with them.  This recipe sounded really awesome, and it is.  It wasn't to hard either.

3/4 c. raisins (had these on hand)
6 c. chopped cored peeled apples (got for a good price)
grated zest and juice of one lemon
1 c. unsweetened apple juice (had on hand)
1 pkg regular powdered pectin
9 c. sugar (had on hand)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (always keep on hand)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg (always keep on hand)

Prepare everything and set aside.  Chop raisins and set aside.  Combine apples, zest, and juice in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil gently stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and whisk in pectin until dissolved.  Stir in raisins and bring back to a boil. Add sugar and return to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil hard, stirring constantly for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ladle jam into prepared jars.  Wipe rims and screw on lids finger tight.  Put jars in canner and process for 10 minutes.  

This was a fairly inexpensive recipe and pretty easy.  The hardest part was peeling all of the apples.  It set up really well and was really yummy.  It's a good addition to my food storage.  I got this recipe from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.

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