Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam

Apple picking season is upon us and I’m always looking for ways to use the season’s harvest. With apples being one of my favorite fall fruits, I incorporate it throughout most of my fall cooking. A super simple way to use the season’s harvest is to make a Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam that can be canned and used throughout the year.

Apple picking in your future? This lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam recipe is a great way to use the season's harvest.

Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam

Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam
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Serves: 3 – 8oz jars
  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely diced
  • juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Low or No-sugar Needed Pectin
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend
  • 3 – 8 oz canning jars
  1. Heat jars and lids (not bands) in a water canner in simmering water until ready to use.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add apples, lemon juice and zest, and apple juice. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally until apples are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in pectin.
  4. Return to heat and add raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer and stir for 5 more minutes. Add Truvia baking blend, stir well and remove from heat.
  5. Carefully spoon hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim, center lid on jar and apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  6. Refrigerate for use immediately or process the filled jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

The best part about this Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. We all love the mix of chunky fruit, raisins and apple pie spices. You can spread it on toast, a bagel or breakfast bread your kids love for a quick morning breakfast.

Apple picking in your future? This lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam recipe is a great way to use the season's harvest.

By using Truvia Baking Blend in this Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam recipe, I was able to cut the calories without losing the texture or sweet taste we love in a great jam. Truvia Baking Blend combines Truvia(R) natural sweetener with sugar for use in our chunky apple jam recipe with 75% fewer calories than when using just sugar alone.

By canning the apple jam you can enjoy a homemade jam all school year long. You’ll not only save time, but you’ll save money too!

Do you make your own jams?

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14 thoughts on “Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam”

  1. Catherine S says:

    This would be great on my toast in the mornings. I have never made my own jam and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. Pam says:

    My son always makes blackberry jelly in the summer. I bet he would enjoy making this too.

  3. Kecia says:

    We haven’t been to pick any apples yet this season. This apple jam recipe makes me want to get a move on!

  4. Dawn McAlexander says:

    That looks really tasty. I am not that big on apples, but that jam I would definitely like to try.

  5. Meagan says:

    This looks delicious. I wish apples were easier to get down here.

  6. Marcie W. says:

    Yummy, what a tasty jam idea. I can see a spoonful or two of this being delicious in my morning oatmeal.

  7. Tess says:

    Yum! Looks like my kind of jam. lol

  8. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says:

    Oh yummy. I am so happy for apple season and canning season. It is hard work at times but so worth it.

  9. Janell Poulette says:

    My husband and I will be going apple picking this season and I have been on the search for some recipes I can use. I am very excited to try this! Looks like such an easy recipe!

  10. Brandy says:

    That sounds delicious! I love putting jam on my English Muffins in the morning!

  11. Jeanine says:

    Yum this looks so delicious. i’d never think to do an apple jam. What a creative and delicious idea. Would love to give it a try!

  12. Toni says:

    That looks delicious! I can think of so many ways to enjoy this! Yum!

  13. Nicole Escat says:

    I want to try this. We have some apples in our fridge, I will make some next week.

  14. Joelle says:

    Yummmy! I’m sure wish I had canning supplies right about now.

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