Where I used to live before we had an old apple tree in the garden. It was a special tree with a type of apples that were juice and red. You can pick them in September and they ripen Al the way to winter if you keep them in the cellar. However, I used to make apple jam out of these. I like the apple jam with small pieces of apples in it. But you can choose to do this without if you prefer it that way. The same goes for the vanilla, just leave it if you don’t like it.
An apple peeler is really helpful when you make this jam. Especially if you make a lot like we do.
If you want you can also use other spices like cinnamon or cardamom.
Winter apple jam with vanilla
- Cutting board
- Airtight jars for storing
- 1 kg apples (peeled and cores removed.)
- 1 dl apple juice
- 300 g sugar
- 2 vanilla pods
- Peel the apples.
- Cut the 3 apples into dices.
- Roughly cut the rest of the apples.
- Heat the apple juice and add the roughly chopped apple bites.
- Boil until the apples are soft.
- Mash apples with a blender or a potato masher.
- Bring the jam to a boil and stir in the sugar.
- Boil for 4 minutes.
- Add the diced apple bites and let it all boil for 3 more minutes.
- Split two vanilla pods and scrape out the seeds and mix into the jam.
- Pour the jam into sterilized jars, appropriate for freezing.