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  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Easy Apple Jam with 2 Ingredients (homemade apple sauce)

This 2-ingredient apple jam is delicious, perfectly textured, and so easy to make. Whip up a large batch so you can enjoy it all season long.


There’s nothing quite like homemade jam. Am I right? No matter how good the store-bought version is, homemade is somehow always better. It’s delicious, and you know exactly what goes into it. Whenever I’ve got a large number of berries, apples, apricots, etc. I know exactly what to do with them: make jam for the family!

So, that’s exactly what I did this past weekend. I had some leftover apples from when we went apple picking and frankly, I was craving some warm, soft, cozy apple jam.


Two ingredients that make one recipe: that’s a magical combination. You don’t need to do the math to know that this is a super easy recipe! My favorite recipes are ones that have simple ingredients and an even simpler cooking process, so today I share with you this delicious and easy homemade apple jam recipe! I love making my own jam at home instead of buying it from the store. It’s a great way to use up the apples in the fall season.

Why this is the only apple jam recipe you need:

Only 2 ingredients. I’m not even joking. Only chopped apples and sugar in here.

You know exactly what goes into the jam. Some store-bought jams are full of unknown ingredients. With this recipe, you know you’re not giving your family anything they shouldn’t be eating. If you’re watching sugar levels at home, you can always pull back on the amount you add to tailor to your family’s needs.

Did I mention how easy it is to make? Grate your apples, cook with sugar for an hour, and store! That’s it!

I love eating this jam with toast on those early, cold mornings. It also makes a great topping for things like ice cream, yogurts, and even oatmeal!

Do you love adding your own twist to each recipe?

This section is for you. If you love to switch out white sugar for alternatives like caster sugar, maple syrup, agave syrup, or brown sugar, you are totally welcome to. You want less sugar? Add it to taste! Unsweetened applesauce satisfies your taste buds? Go for it.

If you have an apple preference, you can absolutely roll with it. Whether it’s red delicious apples, pink lady, or granny smith apples, all of the apple flavors taste great in this recipe. A tart apple or a sweet one, this is one of the apple recipes that lets you go wild at the grocery store selection with your options. The best apples are ones that you family will enjoy the most.


Now that we talked alternatives, let’s talk about flavors. What are the options in this simple recipe?

A cinnamon stick, a touch of brown sugar, maybe some apple juice to make a smooth apple jam: these are all great options for that little touch of flavor that you might be missing. Nutmeg, cloves, and allspice can give you the apple cider flavor in this apple jam.

I really hope you try making this apple jam at home. I’m sure you’ll love it!

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • apple
  • sugar

Other apple recipes you’re sure to love:

These Apple Banana Smoothies with Cinnamon are the perfect taste of fall in a sweet smoothie!

This quick recipe of Homemade Apple Cider is ideal for the chilly autumn days.


Easy Apple Jam with 2 ingredients (homemade apple sauce)

An afternoon of apple picking can lead you to the kitchen where you can easily whip up this apple jam. It contains only two ingredients and is so warm and inviting, it'll be your new favorite jam recipe.
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Course: Desserts, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Jam
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Calories: 129kcal


  • grater
  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass jars


  • 1 kilo apples, about 6-7 medium-sized apples
  • 1 cup sugar, less, if you're using sweeter apples


  • Grate apples on a thin grater.
    1 kilo apples,
  • In a medium saucepan add the grated apples. Keeping the heat on low, add 3/4 cups of sugar or 1 cup if using sour apples. You can add less at first, then add more sugar to your taste.
    1 cup sugar,
  • Keeping the heat on low and stirring occasionally, cook for 1 hour.
  • After an hour turn heat off and put in jars.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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