Gluten Free Jam: Homemade Apple Pie Jam

This is like capturing your favorite apple pie in a jar. Make this gluten free jam any time of year, but especially in the fall when so many varieties of apples are available. You can pick and choose your favorites. Then get cooking!


Gluten Free Apple Pie Jam

4 cups, peeled,cored and chopped apples
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. margarine or butter
1 box powdered fruit pectin
5 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon


Get your boiling water bath canner going. Place the apples, lemon juice, margarine and pectin in a large stockpot. Bring it to boil. Then add your sugar and spices stirring well to combine everything.

Bring to a boil again and let it boil for 2 minutes. Make sure you stir constantly so it doesn’t burn.

Skim off any foam that comes to the top (the margarine helps to keep it from foaming too much). Fill your canning jars up to 1/4″ from the top. Wipe off the rims and place on the 2 piece lids and rings. Place in your canner and let boil for 5 minutes.

Take them out, put on a towel on the counter and let them sit overnight. Check the seals and if all is well, clean the jars, label and put away.


You can slather this on homemade biscuits. Use as a topping for ice cream. Warm up in your microwave and top your pancakes or waffles with homemade apple pie “syrup” instead of maple syrup.

You can also use your jam as a filling for little hand pies. Just place a small amount in a circle of pie dough. Crimp the edges and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

You can also use this for the “filling” in sandwich cookies.  A homemade ginger sandwich cookie with this in-between would be delish! These also make great Christmas gifts, just saying…..

Happy Canning!


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  • Michele

    Reply Reply August 14, 2016

    I would like to prepare a gluten free jam and jelly and can it. Your recipe calls for a box of pectin. Where can I get the box of pectin? The brand in the stores doesn’t say it is gluten free. Can you make jams without pectin? My daughter was recently diagnosed gluten sensitive. Please help.

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