Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Easy-to-Make Apple Jam recipe!!

Less work in the kitchen and better flavor…..how cool does that sound!!!! Call it an Apple Jam , Butter(Apple butter is an old 18th C. term for a thick brown apple jam) or Preserve? I call it simply a JAM. What’s in a name anyways? My point is ..never thought making Jam would be so easy till my friend mentioned about it and made it.

To me this is the best Jam……….All you need to do is a Proper Storage and you can enjoy having it anytime . Breakfast ,brunch, lunch or dinner, a Jam addict surely is a winner.

Its smooth on the toast, cool on the tongue and jammy in the stomach .It's tasty, it's eye catching, easy to spread, once you start you can't stop. I can go on and on and on........There's nothing better for cheering up the bread-bored! Fruity kids love it most . You can also try making this jam with pineapple, peach, raspberry, plum, grape, strawberry, cranberry, orange OR any other fruit!

So here's the recipe for you

Recipe n Pics : Rajeswari

You will Need:

4apples
8-10 big spoonful sugar
2 cups Water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
cardamom powder - a pinch
Any Fruit essence/color-few drops(optional)

Directions:

Peel, core and cut the apples into slices.



Put the slices in a Pan and pour water.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a slow sim until slices become tender.It might take around 10-15 mins.

Add sugar and cardamom powder slowly and stir. continue cooking for another 5 mins.

Now add lemon juice. Also, we can add any fruit essence/color at this stage.Continue stirring until jam sets.

It looks like a crystal mass at this stage with a sweet aroma.

Allow the jam to cool at room temperature.

Pour the jam into a sterilised jar or into any air tight container and cork tightly.

Keep it in refrigerator after approx 30 mins

Let it sit for one day......and its all ready for the next day.

Note: Those who look for a finely smooth paste, you can grind the apple slices n sugar, once they are cooked tender.....and then put the paste in a pan on a low sim , add lemon juice, and stir for 5 mins. cool it and pour in a jar.

It's an out of this world JAM to slam dunk on your bread.

129 comments:

Anya said...

Yes thats a easy recept,
I can make it .......... LOL
You make always so many great shots from your food ,
I love it :)
Have a nice day Aruna
hugs from Kareltje =^.^=

Vrinda said...

That looks so delicious Aruna..wat a glaze,yummmmm

Pooja said...

Wow that looks really delicious! I love to bite on chunks in any jam and this is perfect :)

kittymatti said...

wow! this is so simple and nice, looks great

Gita said...

Wow Aruna...thats truly an innovative dish...I have never heard of apple jam before...it looks delicious...thanks for sharing this lovely recipe :)

sarada said...

Really a quick and simple recipe and yummy too....will try soon..

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Jam sure looks very tempting.

Sanghi said...

Apple jam is just tempting and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing aruna!

Sakshi said...

Why don't you just adopt me and after eating all ur sugary cake and now this jam maybe I will indeed put up some weight?? Heavens gal you make jam at home too? Don't tell me you make home made ketchup and honey!!

Arv said...

am showing this to MOM :)

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Slam dunk...YES! Great jam Aruna!

Priyameena said...

nice recepie...kids will love it..

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this apple jam sounds wonderful Id love some on a nice warm biscuit. Lovely.

Vibaas said...

looks lipsmacking yummy :)

chakhlere said...

hey Aruna!!
Thats a real nice easy recipe.
also your jam is looking yummy and professionally made!!

Bergamot said...

Sounds like a good idea...looks really delicious too.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Anya, hugs to kareltje!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Vrinda...credit goes to my friend!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Pooja same here!!

ARUNA said...

yes Priti, its very simple to make recipe!!

ARUNA said...

hey Gita, thanks and yeah actually though i heard of apple jam...never even dared to try it!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Sarada....yeah try and let me know! even i need to do the same :)

ARUNA said...

hey Lakshmi, thanks for visiting me and for ur nice words!!

ARUNA said...

My pleasure Sanghi!!!

ARUNA said...

ha ha ha anything for u baby......tell me where do i need to sign!!!!Atleast one person will b happy after i take this step and that wud b Andy...lol!!!This Jam was made by my friend, i'm just facilitating!!!And i have no intentions of making ketch-ups n honey Honey!!

ARUNA said...

hey Arvind, yeah sure do bcoz i'm sure ur mom will love this easy recipe!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Deeba....glad u like it!!

ARUNA said...

yes Priyameena, they sure do!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Donna, that's a nice idea too.....jam on biscuits...mmmmmm!

ARUNA said...

thanq Vidhya!!

ARUNA said...

Chaklere: Hey thanks dear, yeah this is a yummy recipe for sure!!!

ARUNA said...

Bergamot: this Jam is super delicious!!!

Suparna said...

hey aruna,
wonderful pictorial step by step directions :) thanks for sharing an easy jam recipe, home made things are the best :)
Enjoy!

Satans Darling™ said...

Looks yummy! I will try it out :D

DEESHA said...

I love home made jams .. this looks so lovely

Murari Pareek said...

ओह यहाँ तो जाम खाने के लियी जाम लग गया !!मेरा नंबर कब आयेगा !!

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

इतनी प्यारी प्यारी डिश कहां से खोज कर लाती हैं आप।
-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Hari Chandana said...

Apple Jam looks soooooo delicious Aruna.. and love your step by step recipes.. you have a wonderful blog dear!!

Vijay Kumar Sappatti said...

aruna,

mere moohn me paani aa raha hi ji

mouthwatering post .. ye sab khaane ko kab milenga ji

meri badhai sweekar karen..
Aabhar
Vijay
http://poemsofvijay.blogspot.com/2009/07/window-of-my-heart.html

Preeti Singh said...

That looks simply fab....easy and tasty... clicks are awesome...

‘नज़र’ said...

very very nice thanks

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नये प्रकार के ब्लैक होल की खोज संभावित

Ann said...

Ha,thats a yummy simple way to indulge in such a rich jam..I loved that..totally Aruna..Apple is my first choice as such..looks divine.

Varunavi said...

Wow simple procedure to make jams as always u come with excellent photos and the step by step procedure :)

doloncookbook said...

Nice recipe & looks exactly like shop ...
Now I will thry this ...

Nazish Rahman said...

hmm...that looks nice.

its very easy...so to make mixed fruit jams should we add all the fruits in the same way?

Usha said...

Delicious !

Parita said...

Apple jam with cardamon sounds fabulous aruna, thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

WOO! this looks awesome, I have lots of apple resting @home.. have to make this soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

ARUNA said...

yes Suparna, i agree...home-made anything is the best!!!

ARUNA said...

Ashrita, yes babe give it a try, u'll love it!

ARUNA said...

thanq Deesha!

ARUNA said...

Aapka number bhi aayega Murari ji...ye to bahut hi simple recipe hai....koi bhi bana sakta hai!

ARUNA said...

Rajnish ji shukriyaa, ye dish tho mere dost ka idea tha!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Chandana, those r some nice words to start the day with!!

ARUNA said...

vijay ji itne meethey shabdon ke liye dil se shukriyaa!

ARUNA said...

yeah preethi, its simple easy and tast recipe!

ARUNA said...

u r welcome vinay!!

ARUNA said...

yeah true Ann.....sometimes things can b so simple yet so beautiful, rich n tasty like this one!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Saritha, credit goes to my friend, all i did was facilitate!!

ARUNA said...

doloncookbook: yes dear pls give it a try....am sure it will turn out well!

ARUNA said...

Nazish, yeah all sweet fruits can be made in the same way but apple and pineapple r the safest to start with!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Usha!

ARUNA said...

hey Parita, even yesterday i tried opening ur blog but the main content was all blank!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Definitely a wonderful recipe. I love home made jams very much. Always admire ur photographic skills too:)

Rush said...

Home made jam..yay!!! nothing cud b better!!!

Kishore Choudhary said...

AAPKE HATHON KI MITHAS AB DOOR TAK PAHUNCH RAHI HAI wonderful recipe

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

Thank god!! and a lot of thanks for uuuuuuuuu कितने दिन हो गये, मेरी टिप्पणी ही पोस्ट नहीं हो रही थी, आपके ब्लौग पर!! इतने स्वादिष्ट- रसीले व्यन्जन दिखाई दे रहे थे और मैं उन पर कोई प्रतिक्रिया व्यक्त नहीं कर पा रही थी.....मुझे तो लगता है, कि मेरी ही तरह और भी कई लोग परेशान हो रहे होंगे.., और ये जैम..yummmmm जब मैं बनाउंगी तब भी इतना ही सुन्दर दिखेगा अरुणा जी??

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

awesome!! when i run out of store bought jam, i will try this next time. looks so good with bread.

ARUNA said...

yeah Viki, y buying outside when we can make the same at home!!!

ARUNA said...

yes Rush, nothing can be better than this!!

ARUNA said...

hahaha shukriya kishore ji!

ARUNA said...

वंदना जी, कितना अच्छा लगा आपका कमेन्ट पढ़के.......चलिए देर से ही सही........अभी मिस महीन करूंगी!
और शुक्रिया, मुझे कमेन्ट बॉक्स के बारे में बताने के लिए, वर्ना मैं प्रॉब्लम को ढूँढ़ते ही रह जाती!
और रही जेम की बात वंदना, आप कोशिश करके देखिये, मेरे से भी बेहतेर बनाएंगी आप!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Simple and delicious jam. I always make jam with Fruit pectin. I am happy to have some recipes with out pectin. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe dear:).

ARUNA said...

yeah Mahimaa, it looks so good on a bread and even a pan-cake...tastes even better!

ARUNA said...

Dhanya, even i always thought Jams cannot be made without pectin...so thanks to my friend!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!yummy!!i will try this soon!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! Aruna...thats a wonderful recipe and your pictures are too good!!!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Mangala, pls do!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Sarah!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice recipe. Thanks for visiting our blog. You have a beautiful blog with awesome clicks.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Ur friends name and my name is the same:)
Jam looks so nice:)

Babli said...

Apple jam looks very delicious and its quite easy to prepare also.I will surely try it.I love apple very much.You have presented very beautifully with mouth watering pictures.

Chef E said...

Wow I grew up with homemade apple butter, and I love apple jam too... I am curious is it common in your culture to eat it on boiled eggs? Did I see that? I might have to try it!!!

ARUNA said...

A2ZVegetarian Cuisine: thanq for visiting me too and for the nice words!

ARUNA said...

yeah Rajeswari,even i thought so when i visited ur blog!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Babli, appreciate ur sweet words!!

ARUNA said...

no Elizabeth we are not familiar with that combination......does that taste good!!!!

भूतनाथ said...

aye arunaa......yam...yam....yam..!!
kranch....kranch....kranch.....!!
hamm....hamm....hamm.....balle...balle..mazaa aa gayaa....sach pet taayit ho gayaa....kahaan hain ab haazmen kee goli....??!!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow aruna looks really nice...jam and that too a home made one...never tried making at home but will surely give it a try this time

Nina's Recipes said...

Hello Aruna, thank you for all your visits and comments on my blog;
I'm returning your visit to congratulate you for everything you create. Everything looks absolutely delicious! Keep up the good work! You are very talented and creative!
Best wishes my dear!
XO

Rekha shoban said...

HI aruna, apple jam looks really yummmmy!!!!

ARUNA said...

Rajeev ji, tippanni ke liye bahut bahut dhanyawaad!

ARUNA said...

Yeah Sushma, try this home made one this time!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Nina.......those r really nice words and very motivating!! Your blog is lovely too and i love your presentations!

ARUNA said...

thanq Rekha!

foodcreate said...

Love your yam recipe! Looks so Delicious and tasty:)

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)


Have a wonderful Day sunny Day:)

Swatantra said...

Hi,

Your blog is very tempting!! And the apple jam seems very tasty..

I will try for my son.. Thanks for the visit to my blog, hope to see you tuned for more!! Thanks!!

ARUNA said...

foodcreate: thanks much for visiting me!

ARUNA said...

Swatantra, thanks for dropping by and yeah pls do try this recipe...ur son will definetely like it!

Priti said...

That's a simple recipe...looks so fab...thanks for sharing :)

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Pinky said...

Nice recipe.......want to try it..very attractive too..........

ammu said...

hey aruna think of going apple picking sometime soon,so i will try it out with all those apples....

ज्योति सिंह said...

wah kya swad hai ?aap soch rahi hongi bina khaye aese kaise kah diya ,aap har ek step itni sundarata aur tarike se saza ke pesh karati hai ki swad jeebh khud lene lagati .saath me bread ke samne bhi rakh diya .aap kithen queen hai .aaj meri maa apne baag se aam bheji 50-60 kg.aur use dekh mujhe aapki yaad aa gayi kya banau ?

Preety said...

homemade apple jam must have tasted heavenly

Anuradha said...

First time to your blog. You have a very nice blog and interesting recipe. Your pictures are so tempting.. Apple jam looks delicious and its quite very easy to prepare .. thanks for sharing..

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ARUNA said...

thanks Priti!

ARUNA said...

thanks for the link Tania.....will look into it!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Pinky....pls do!

ARUNA said...

sure Ammu, do let me know!

ARUNA said...

Jyoti ji, aam se ice-cream bana sakte hain ya phir milkshake!!

ARUNA said...

Preety, yeah no doubt about it!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Anu, thanks for dropping by and for those nice words....i will surely visit ur blog.

RennyBA said...

Great, informative and readable post as always!

It reminds me of my Mom's apple jam, not to mention her apple pie - so now of course my mouth is watering :-)

"MIRACLE" said...

यमी...यमी ......यमी...यमी....क्या अरुणा जी इतना सब कैसे.......हाजमे की गोली की recipe भी साथ में दिया करे .....अब कुछ नमकीन भी होना चाहिए.....ha ha..ha. किसी ब्लोगर को शुगर हुई तो आप पर इल्जाम लगेगा अब समझ मे आ रहा लोगो की शुगर इतनी बढ कैसे रही है .

Ricardo said...

That apple jam jam has me stuck to the screen, luv'd it...We Portuguese have a jam made with apples and also "marmelos" but we get the jam very cooked which gets it a little darker than that, then well let it solidify and cut slices of it to put in the bread, that jam of yours although softer brought me back memories of that ..thanks so much. :) kisses xxx

ARUNA said...

Renny that's a big compliment to me!!!!! Thanks a lot!

ARUNA said...

Arun ji, hazme ki goli....ha ha ha zaroor try karoongi woh......sugar ke baare mein tho socha hi nahin maine...ha ha ha!!

ARUNA said...

hey Rico thanks for such nice n sweet words, glad my jam cud refresh your memories!!

Ammu said...

Easy & yummy jam aruna. Looks tempting.

rekhas kitchen said...

great idea aruna look so tempting will try this sure yum.

SUGEETH said...

it's.....feel...tasty!!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Ammu!

ARUNA said...

thanq Rekha!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Sugeeth!

workhard said...

Aruna !!!! You are a food genious..... or whatever u call those people...

I come over here and even if im full ....i leave hungry....

You are awesome at it..

ARUNA said...

hahaha thanq Saara babe!

Judy said...

You have an awesome blog! =)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Apple Jam is looking so delicious !!Great..Unseen Rajasthan