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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.

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There’s nothing quite like homemade jam. No matter how good the store-bought version is, homemade is somehow always better. It’s delicious, and you know exactly what goes into this recipe.

It’s best to make jam whenever you have any fresh fruits! I had some leftover apples from when we went apple picking, and I was craving some warm, soft, cozy apple jam. Enjoy this simple apple jam recipe!

Key Ingredients

apple jam ingredients: apples in a brown bowl, sugar in a white bowl.

Apples are naturally the base to this apple jam recipe. Choose the apples you and your family will enjoy the most!

Sugar sweetens up the apples and makes this jam absolutely delicious.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Easy Apple Jam with Only 2 Ingredients

Step 1: Prepare the apples

Grate apples on a thin grater.

Apple jam process with a grater.

Steps 2 and 3: Cook the jam

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.

A small saucepan cooking apple jam.

Keeping the heat on low and stirring occasionally, cook for 1 hour.

Stirring apple jam in a beige saucepan with a wooden spoon.

Step 4: Finish up

After an hour, turn heat off and put in jars.

A glass jar and a white bowl of apple jam with a spoon in the bowl and apples all around.

Expert Tips:

  • You can use a different type of sugar. Use raw sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, agave, or even honey for your own taste preferences. Unsweetened apple jam turns out just as delicious as sweetened jam.
  • If you have an apple preference, you can absolutely roll with it. Granny smith apples will give it a tart flavor, while pink lady will be sweet. Whether it’s red delicious, golden delicious, Fiji, or Gala apples, any apple variety will taste great in this recipe.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a food processor instead of grating the apples?

Yes, you can use a food processor, but grating gives the jam a better texture.

Can I add spices to this apple jam recipe?

A cinnamon stick, nutmeg, or a pinch of ground cinnamon are perfect to add. They can make this apple jam recipe fall-themed and more flavorful!

A glass jar and a white bowl of apple jam with a spoon in the bowl and apples all around.

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A glass jar and a white bowl of apple jam with a spoon in the bowl and apples all around.

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
Servings10
Calories: 129kcal

Equipment

  • grater
  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass jars

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Grate apples on a thin grater.
    1 kilo apples,
    Apple jam process with a grater.
  • 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,
    A small saucepan cooking apple jam.
  • Keeping the heat on low and stirring occasionally, cook for 1 hour.
    Stirring apple jam in a beige saucepan with a wooden spoon.
  • After an hour turn heat off and put in jars.
    A glass jar and a white bowl of apple jam with a spoon in the bowl and apples all around.

Nutrition

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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