Jammy Apple Spread

    1 hour 30 mins

    This is an apple spread recipe that was passed down to me. It's actually more of a jam but it is always delicious spread on toast, muffins or crumpets. If you don't want it to be tangy, you can replace the cider vinegar with water.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 2kg sweet apples, cored and chopped
    • 2 cups cider vinegar
    • 225g caster sugar, or more if you prefer
    • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
    • 3 teaspoons ground allspice
    • 4 tablespoons lemon zest

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Place apples, cider vinegar and sugar into a large stockpot. Cook over medium-low heat until soft.
    2. Pass the fruit through a sieve and measure the the apple pulp in cups.
    3. For each 1 cup of apple pulp, mix in 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon allspice and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
    4. Spoon the mixture into a pan and cook over a medium or medium-low heat until it "sheets" from the spoon (see below).
    5. The sheeting stage can be tested as follows: take a small amount of the apple in a spoon and let it cool slightly.
    6. As it thickens, two large drops will form along the edge of the spoon (as you hold it upside down) one drop on either side of the spoon. When these two drops come together and fall as one drop off the spoon, the sheeting stage has been reached.
    7. Pour into hot sterilized jars. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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    This recipe is not written correctly. First it has no sugar in the recipe and the amount of cinnamon is way too much.  -  18 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was looking at Apple Butter recipes & came across this one. I think it's supposed to read apple cider NOT apple cider vinegar. There would be no need to add vinegar, esp that much! Hope this helps. I haven't made this, so don't go by my rating, just wanted to help out.  -  23 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have to agree with TBURKE on this one. It has no sugar in it and is very bitter tasting. I wasted a lot of money, not to mention time, making this recipe.  -  19 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)