Apple Jam – Quick, homemade preservatives free, pectin free jam recipe with apples! This apple jam is very easy to make with in few minutes. I got this idea from a Facebook group and couldn’t wait to try. It turned out great:) And am sure this a best way to make kids eat apples!
Do Check out other homemade jam recipes here : strawberry jam & pineapple jam , Carrots Jam, mixed fruits jam. You could consume few tea spoons of this beetroot jam with whole wheat bread, idli, dosa or even roti. We like it with curd rice too! This apple jam is ideal for babies above one year!
- Apple - 2
- Water - 2 tbsp
- Jaggery/Brown Sugar - 4 tbsp
- Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
- Wash the apples in running water thoroughly. Place it on a cutting board and peel the skin. Discard the seeds and skin.
- Then grate the apples using a peeler. Keep jaggery/brown sugar & lemon juice ready. Transfer the grated apples into a pressure cooker along with brown sugar/jaggery. Add little water as needed for pressure cooking. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles in medium flame and switch off the flame.
- Once pressure released, open the cooker and add lemon juice. Cook it further for few minutes until jam like consistency is reached. Delicious homemade apple jam is ready!
- Adding lemon juice increase shelf life. Don’t skip it.
- Make sure your kid is not allergic to apples before you try this apple jam.
- The quantity of the sweetener depends on the sweetness of apples. Check and adjust after pressure cooking the apples if required.
- Use a clean jar to store the jam. If preparing the jam in large quantities, I would suggest to sterilize the glass jars.
- Check the jam consistency by place a spoonful of jam in a plate and cool it down. After cooling down, if no water separated then its the correct consistency for a jam.
- You can use white sugar instead of brown sugar/powdered jaggery. But to make it healthy, I recommend brown sugar or jaggery.
- Keep it refrigerated and consume with in a couple of weeks. But it keeps well for a month if handled properly.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.