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Homemade Apple Jam Bread

Homemade Apple Jam Bread

Delicious apple jam bread recipe – and so easy to make.

  • 250 grams Plain Flour
  • 5 grams Yeast
  • 25 grams Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoons Salt
  • 110 milliliters Warm Water
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten, Divided Use
  • 25 grams Butter, Softened
  • ½ cups Apple Jam

In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make a large round ball and allow it to rise for 10 minutes longer.

Now take out the dough ball and roll it out with a rolling pin until you have roughly a 12 x10 inch rectangle that is about 1/4 inch thick.

Place the apple jam across the dough. I used homemade apple jam but store bought is fine. Spread it across the surface of the dough but leave about a 1 inch border around the entire rectangle – so the jam doesn’t ooze out. Roll the dough up into a log. Cut the log into 7 equal slices using a sharp knife.

Place the dough slices in a greased baking pan. I staggered them, placing the cut sides beside each other and shaped the dough into a wheat stalk shape. I’ve done this in the photo above.

Allow to rise for 10 minutes. Next brush the remaining beaten egg over the top of the bread.

Bake at 200 C for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy.


Homemade Apple Jam Bread

Delicious apple jam bread recipe – and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • ½ pounds, ⅞ ounces, weight Plain Flour
  • ¼ ounces, weight Yeast
  • 1 ounces, weight Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoons Salt
  • 7 tablespoons, 1 teaspoon, 5-⅛ pinches Warm Water
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten, Divided Use
  • 1 ounces, weight Butter, Softened
  • ½ cups Apple Jam

Preparation

In a mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix for 1 minute. Next add water and half of the beaten egg. Mix. Add butter and mix until combined. Knead by hand until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. After that, punch the dough down and make a large round ball and allow it to rise for 10 minutes longer.

Now take out the dough ball and roll it out with a rolling pin until you have roughly a 12 x10 inch rectangle that is about 1/4 inch thick.

Place the apple jam across the dough. I used homemade apple jam but store bought is fine. Spread it across the surface of the dough but leave about a 1 inch border around the entire rectangle – so the jam doesn’t ooze out. Roll the dough up into a log. Cut the log into 7 equal slices using a sharp knife.

Place the dough slices in a greased baking pan. I staggered them, placing the cut sides beside each other and shaped the dough into a wheat stalk shape. I’ve done this in the photo above.

Allow to rise for 10 minutes. Next brush the remaining beaten egg over the top of the bread.


Tools Needed for Apple Pie Jam

Many years ago, we purchased a copper apple butter kettle from South Carolina on an antique road trip. We definitely use that pan for apple butter too! An OXO vegetable dicer was used in this recipe, it makes the apples all uniform in size, which I prefer. But use whatever method works for you. Even an-old-fashion peel and knife will suffice.

Cooking Vessels for making jam-pick one:

  • Heavy saucepan
  • Bread machine
  • Instant Pot
  • Brass kettle
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Cast iron is not recommended (it may turn the apple black)

Other tools needed for making jam:

  • Dicer or chopper
  • Mandolin
  • Canning tongs
  • Canning jars, lids, and rings
  • Water bath canner
  • Veggie soap
  • Cooling rack

Strawberry Jam Recipe Ingredients

Wash, rinse, and measure strawberries

  • 8 cups diced strawberries or pureed (1314 Grams or 41 ounces)
  • 3 cups sugar (600 Grams or 21 ounces)
  • 24 grams or a half box of Sure-Jell Pectin

Strawberry Jam Recipe Directions

Even though it passed the water test in the bread machine, as you will see in the video, jam always manages to seep below the bread machine. Just one reason never to leave a plugged-in electrical appliance unattended.

  1. Add all the ingredients to the bread pan
  2. Add the pan to the bread machine
  3. Plugin the bread machine
  4. Select the jam setting on the bread machine
  5. Once the bread machine has completed its cycle
  6. Put into sterilized glass jars
  7. Add a tight lid *

*Using leak-proof lids is great for this method since they don’t have to be sealed.

Print Strawberry Jam Recipe


Apple Jam

So… I had all these gorgeous apples and was craving some apple butter. I hadn’t made apple butter before but thought, I make other preserves so how hard could it be, right?

I cut a mix of gala, granny smiths and green dragon apples. (You need to look for these because they are delicious!) I loved the idea of a mix of different apple flavors. (By the way, when you are making jams, don’t be afraid to ask your famers market vendor for their ‘ugly’ fruit. Many times you’ll get a huge discount on fruit that is considered unsellable due to blemishes or being misshapen. But these are perfect for preserves because really… who cares what it looks like. They still taste great!)

Ok, so… this first attempt at Apple Butter didn’t work out. I almost called this recipe Apple Butter-ish! But guess what? I made a kick ass Apple Jam! It is delicious and I’ve had to pace myself when eating it. I’m not embarrassed to tell you when something goes a bit haywire, but as Julia Child famously said, “No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize!” So without further ado, please enjoy my Apple Jam recipe.

Peel, core and slice your apples…

Combine apples and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approx. 30 minutes, or until apples are soft. Transfer the apples to a food processor and puree.

Place apple puree in a saucepan and add the sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Stirring frequently, bring to a boil, then reduce heat, still stirring, until mixture thickens and holds it’s shape on a spoon (or do the frozen plate method).

Ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace. Remove air bubbles, add more jam if necessary, wipe rim, and add lid. Place in canner and process for 10 minutes in the water bath. (Wait 5 minutes before removing the jars from the canner.)

My current cheese obsession is Manchego, and this pairs so beautifully with the apple jam. This has been my go to breakfast/snack since I made the jam.

I will still try my hand at apple butter, but until then, I am thoroughly enjoying this delicious apple jam and will be sad when I scrape the last bit from the last jar. But, of course, I do know how to make more now!


Award-Winning Recipes for Bread

1. Honey Wheat Bread

Adding the potato water would be a very interesting taste to this honey wheat bread. The only thing that I would change is I would not add the vital wheat gluten, instead, I would use high-quality flour such as Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour.

The recipe can be found at The Columbus Dispatch.

2. Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

One of the best things about the fair that we enter is they give feedback. This year I had a student enter a loaf bread similar to Red Lobster’s Garlic Cheddar Biscuits.

The judges said they liked the taste, especially the hint of cayenne that we added.

Given that information, it should have been no surprise when the blue ribbon came from a Cheddar Jalapeno loaf.

If you would like to do something similar, here is a rendition of that recipe created by eat.drink.love.

3. Sourdough baguette

I chose this recipe because it’s a little bit different and I’ve been told that the food taster at County fair, prefers something a little bit different. It makes sense after texting several recipes you probably want something that strikes your taste buds for the tasting like everything else.

4. Award-winning Zucchini Bread

Anything that comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction and we know it’s going to be good. This bread has oats, zucchini, and chocolate chips. If you have never had zucchini bread, I highly recommend you go out and grab you some zucchini, shred it up and make this recipe as soon as possible no matter if you’re entering a fair or not.

5. Award-winning Pumpkin Bread

I have a hard time doing a pumpkin bread recipe in January, however I think this one would be a winner if you could do it in the middle of the year or during the pumpkin everything season.

If pumpkin bread is something that is right up your alley and you could eat it any time of the year, then check this bad boy out here.

6. Sheepherders Bread

This recipe is fairly simple to make and a good basic recipe to put into your repertoire anyways. However, it is good enough to be worth noting so if you’re looking for a simple recipe for your judges to try, this would be the one and you can find it here.

7. Purple Ribbon Banana Bread

The idea of doing a sweet bread is a very good one. As a matter fact, in the junior contest, we did have a banana breadwinner. I like this one because it has the crunch on top and I think it adds to the texture of the bread. If you agree with me, then you can go here to read the recipe yourself.

8. Chocolate Starter Bread

I’m sure the judge would prefer something a little bit different when they’re in a tasting of bread and what more different than a chocolate bread? Even if this is not an award-winning recipe, slap a little bit of strawberry butter on it and you’ll consider being an award winner. You can find the recipe here.

9. Easy Apple Butter Bread

This easy apple butter bread is a sure-fire winner. It is very quick to make, and it has Apple butter and yogurt in it as well. It is going to be a very moist soft bread that I’m sure the judge will like. If you want more tips on this recipe, head over to Recipe Lion.

10. Soft Hawaiian Sandwich Bread

The original recipe for this bread came with the bread machine. However, it is easily adaptable by using a KitchenAid mixer where it says to mix it in the bread machine. Put it in a bread pan and bake at 350° until a fork comes out clean.

We should be sure to win the judges over with this recipe, because of the pineapple juice that is used. Most people really like the Hawaiian bread rolls, and this is a similar recipe to that. Go here to find the recipe in full detail.


How To Make Peach Jam Bread

The peach jam: If you find that your brand of peach jam is too sweet when you taste it, you can always use ½ cup of sugar instead of ¾ cup. I find that some brands taste sweeter than others. You can just adjust to your preference.

Peach chunks: If you can, use fresh peach chunks. You can always use canned peaches of you have them on hand. Just make sure they are drained well and cut into small chunks.

Buttermilk: If you don’t have buttermilk, or don’t like it, you can use regular milk. I would use 2 percent or whole milk.

Loaf pan: You can use one regular loaf pan for this bread or make two mini loaves . I especially love the mini loaves.


Recipe Summary

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups apple butter
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.

Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cloves in a bowl.

Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a separate large bowl until smooth. Add the egg and apple butter continue beating until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the raisins and walnuts mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.


Apple Cinnamon Jam Recipe

So, this apple and cinnamon jam recipe makes six 6-ounce jars of jam. It isn’t processed. So it is best to make this jam up when you’ll be using it or giving it as a gift. These kitchen towels keep up the apple theme and are so cute.

You can keep a few jars for yourself. And, include a jar with a loaf of homemade bread and a kitchen towel as a gift to friends and family.

How do you make jams?

This recipe is very simple to get started with. So, if you are new to making jam, start here. Many jam recipes require that you water bath process them.

And, while that isn’t difficult, you will need canning equipment. This apple cinnamon jam recipe requires no canning equipment so it’s great for beginners.

If you want to try more jam recipes, check out my post on how to get started making jam.

So, another reason this apple cinnamon jam recipe is a great starter recipe is that it does not require pectin. Did you know that apples naturally contain pectin?

You can make this apple jam recipe without pectin and it will still set up perfectly.

Best apples for jam

We typically use McIntosh apples in our recipes including this apple cinnamon jam recipe because that’s what available in my area. Did you know that the Vermont state fruit is the apple?

We also do a fair amount of baking with wild apples since we have wild apple trees in my neighborhood as well. But, you can try many different types of apples including Pink Lady, Braeburn, and Jonagold.

This quick apple jam recipe is a great way to use up apples that might not be perfect. If you have an apple that is bruised or has an imperfection, it won’t matter if you are cutting it up for apple jam. Now, this recipe does NOT use apple peels.

So, if you want a creative way to use up apple peels, Kitchn has a few great suggestions.

When we go apple picking we generally pick several bushels. I love apples and we make lots of different apple recipes using fall apples. Sometimes, we pick more than we can use up quickly.

If you have the same issue, check out this post on how to store fresh apples so they last longer.

Apple jam recipe without sugar

Most jam recipes contain sugar because it helps the jam set. And, that’s the case with this apple cinnamon jam recipe. If you’re looking for an apple jam recipe without sugar, check out this video and give it a try.

Or, you can try my apple butter recipe which does not use sugar. I love the way apple butter tastes on homemade bread. I have it regularly for breakfast in the fall.

How do you preserve apples?

If you’re wondering about other ways to preserve apples besides this apple cinnamon jam, you have a few options. You can store them somewhere cold and dry like a root cellar.

Or, you can cook them into something like homemade applesauce, a granola apple crisp, or my German apple pie with sour cream. Or, you could try to dehydrate them with your food dehydrator.

So, the process for making this apple cinnamon jam recipe is very simple. Basically, you are peeling and dicing the apples and cooking them down with a few other simple ingredients.

Once this is done, you ladle them into hot sterilized jars and seal them. Because they are not water bath processed, they should be stored in the refrigerator until you use them up.

Unopened jam should last for about six months stored in the refrigerator. Once you have opened the jam, it should be used within three months. So, you can easily use this jam up without canning.

Other jam recipes

If you love making jam, why not try a few of these:


Recipe Summary

  • 8 half-pint canning jars with lids and rings
  • 8 cups Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 ½ (1.75 ounce) packages powdered fruit pectin
  • 1 tablespoon clear butter flavoring (such as Wilton®)

Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes.

Bring apples, water, and butter to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until apples are softened, about 8 minutes. Mix in brown sugar, white sugar, pectin powder, and butter flavoring. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring often. Cook at a boil for 2 minutes without stirring.

Pack the apple jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Let stand 8 hours to overnight before use. Store in a cool, dark area refrigerate opened jars.


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