Candy Apple Jam

Candy Apple JamMy, oh my, this apple jam is all natural and comprised mostly of fruit, but it’ll have you asking “is this candy?!” Add a little sunshine to your morning by spreading this sweet, homemade jam on your toast. What makes this jam candy apple? It’s as sweet and decadent as candy. While it tastes like apple pie and other mouth-watering treats, it’s not a dessert. It’s packed with apples, making it a healthy addition to your breakfast whether you spread it on a piece of toast, scone, or biscuit.

You’re going to love this recipe- the first reason being how easy it is to make. Once you’ve peeled the apples, most of your work is done! Also, while this candy apple jam tastes high-end and expensive, the ingredients are quite cheap. Just grab a lemon and a few extra apples on your next trip to the grocery store, and you’re likely all set to make this jam at home.

Have you ever purchased a jam or jelly and been disappointed with its consistency? Jam is like pasta sauce in that we all have a particular preference for how chunky or smooth we like it. With this jam recipe, you get to choose precisely the consistency you want. I like this jam real chunky with hefty bites of apple, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it that way.

If you try out this recipe (which I hope you do), please let me know if you prefer this jam warm or chilled. No matter how many times I try it, I can’t decide which way I like more! Candy Apple Jam 2Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 medium size Red Delicious apples
  • 2 medium size Gala apples
  • 2 medium size Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Peel, core, and chop apples. Set aside.
  2. In large pot, heat 1/4 cup water for 2 minutes on medium-high. Mix in sugar and cook until it begins to thicken, about 7 minutes, stirring often. Mix in apples and cloves. Cover and cook on medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes, or until apples are tender, stirring every 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer apple mixture to large bowl and stir in lemon juice. Mash by hand with a masher or in a standing mixer using the whipping attachment, until jam reaches desired consistency. Store in refrigerator inside a tightly sealed jar or container. Serve either warm or chilled.
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I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #110 co-hosted by The Not So Creative Cook and Eating Well Diary.


8 thoughts on “Candy Apple Jam

  1. You reminded me when you called this “candy” of how my mom used to make these awful (or so we thought as kids) porcupine meatballs and dad called them candy balls – as if that would make us happier about eating them, lol!

    This looks divine, though! I like mine cold, but then have never thought to use it warm~! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday! We’re already looking forward to what you’ll bring next week! 🙂


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    1. Had to google what porcupine meatballs were- what a wild name! How funny that your dad would call them “candy” balls.
      Thank you for putting on Throwback Thursday. I tweeted it out last night to help spread the word.

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