Are you looking for christmas presents to give to your loved ones but don`t want to join in the shopping craziness? Then I have the perfect solution for you: homemade treats! When I started making jams, cremes and spreads for my family and friends two years ago everyone was loving it – including myself. My kitchen smelled delicious, the house felt warm and cozy, and the decoration of the jars and cans brought out a whole new level of creativity.
One of my favorite recipes and the last one in my apple series is this velvety apple jam – with just the right amount of sweetness it melts on your tongue and makes every scone or croissant oh so exquisite.
∼ 6 pints ∼
6 lbs cored and chopped apples
2 cups sugar
⅓ cup Lemon Juice
Core and chop apples into desired size.
Put apples in a very large pot, pour 1 cup of sugar over the apples and mix well.
Cover the pot with a towel and let it sit overnight in a cool place.
Put the pot on the stove on medium high.
Add the rest of the sugar and the lemon juice.
Cook uncovered for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour until the apples are boiled down to about half. Keep a watch on it, and stir frequently since you don’t want to burn the jam.
When the texture of the jam is smooth and thickish it`s ready to can.