apple pie jam on toastSummer has turned to fall. The autumn leaves are changing into beautiful colours and falling to the ground. It will soon be Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. To celebrate the season, enjoy a taste of fall as the apple harvest is in full swing. 

A new recipe from Moose’s family cookbook, “That Tastes Like Home”. This one came from a friend, Ruth Greenleaf. Today’s recipe: Apple Pie Jam 


  • 1 lb tart apples (3 cups) 
  • 4 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 box pectin


  • Wash and pre-heat jars
  • Peel, core and chop apples, place in large pot
  • Add water, lemon juice, spices and pectin
  • Stir on high heat until boiling
  • Boil hard 1 minute, remove from heat & add sugar
  • Return to full boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat, skim foam, stirring for 5 minutes
  • Ladle into hot jars, attach lids, let sit until they seal (lids pop down) 
  • Place in boiling water canner for 10-15 minutes (optional)

Also makes an amazing ice cream topping!


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