Light Apple Jam


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside
  2. COMBINE apples, lemon peel and juice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples begin to soften. Remove from heat and whisk in pectin. Add raisins and cinnamon. Return mixture to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Add sugar or sweetener.  Return mixture to a boil that cannot be stirred down.  Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Skim foam, if necessary.   
  3. LADLE hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  4. PROCESS in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude.  Turn off heat and remove cover.  Let jars cool 5 minutes.  Remove jars from canner; do not retighten bands if loose.  Cool 12 hours.  Check seals.  Label and store jars.