Low-Sugar Apple Cinnamon Jam

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PEEL, core and grate apples.
  2. COMBINE apples and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Add apple juice, pectin and cinnamon and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Add sugar and maple syrup stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.
  3. LADLE hot jam into a hot jar, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band, and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  4. PROCESS jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.