How to make apple jam
Apples are delicious not only in fresh form, but also as a basis for domestic preparations. For example, one can prepare a jam to be good in itself, but also as a filling for pies.
You will need:
For the basic recipe of jam: 1 kg of apples; 1 kg of sugar; 1 tsp citric acid. To jam with raisins 1 kg of apples; 300 g of raisins; 500 g of sugar; 1 lemon; 1 tsp cinnamon; 1 tsp ground ginger; 3 tablespoons white wine.
Instruction how to make apple jam
Try to make jam for the most simple recipe. To do this, clean the apples peeled, cut in half, remove the core and chop the flesh into small pieces. In a pan pour 1 cup of water. Stir in apples and citric acid. Bring water to a boil, then add the sugar. Boil the mass, stirring constantly, for a half hour or forty minutes. Jam must be sufficiently uniform. Readiness can be checked for consistency. Put a jam on a plate - it should not spread.
Meanwhile, sterilize the jars, holding them in boiling water with the lid at least 10 minutes. Let them dry off and fill them in a jam. Close them with the tin lids and canning machines. Keep a ready dessert in a cool, dark place, such as in a closet, and after the opening of banks - in the refrigerator.
Cook jam with additives. For this purpose, the same as in the first case, chop apples. Put them together with the raisins in a saucepan, preferably nonstick. Pour three cups of cold water. Cook the mixture, stirring regularly, for half an hour. Then add the ground cinnamon and ginger powder, mix, sprinkle in sugar. Also extra flavor can make the lemon juice and zest of the same fruit in a small amount. Cook the mixture 15-20 minutes on low heat. At the end of cooking, add the dry white wine. Pack the dessert into sterilized jars. It is advisable not to use it immediately after cooking and let it brew for a few weeks.
If you want to be completely uniform consistency of jam, and you have selected varieties of apples do not fall apart, before cooking, rub the fruit on a grater. Cook was already in this form. But in this case, the cooking can be reduced by 10-15 minutes. The main thing that managed to completely dissolve sugar, and water is partially evaporated density for dessert.