Slow Cooker Jams


| 2/20/2015 5:32:00 PM


Tags: Jam, Apples, Crockpot, Slow Cooker, Jenny Flores,

Jenny FloresThis past summer we received an abundance, maybe even an overabundance, of apples. Of course I didn't want them to go to waste and I knew the best thing to do was to find a way to preserve them. Being new to homesteading I was still a little scared of canning. I had only eaten jam bought at the grocery store. Not even the farmers' market. Somewhere in my city life I had been taught that home canning was dangerous. Yes, they made precious gifts, until the recipient ate it and died a terribly painful death. Clearly this was a hurdle I was going to have to get over.

I did some research and I found some great (easy) recipes. I was surprised by the amount of truly helpful people and sites I found online. Apparently a lot of us are trying to live a more sustainable, self-sufficient life. Because I was nervous about the whole process I picked the recipe that looked the easiest. And by that I mean the hardest to mess up. The only bad thing about starting my life as a canner with a recipe made in the slow cooker is I can't come up with a reason to do it any other way!

Finished Jam 

Slow Cooker Jam

5 pounds apples (peeled, cored, coarsely chopped)
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Put apples, water, lemon juice and brown sugar in a large slow cooker. Stir to blend well. Prop lid open with a wooden spoon handle. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.

okieroper
2/23/2015 6:50:40 PM

Good for you! Keep canning. Get the newest canning books, by the canning stuff & a true pressure canner. Mine in an American. Meant for canning, not just cooking. Have canned hundreds of jars. If you're worried about tomatoes, just cook for awhile after opening it.


leepinlarr
2/22/2015 11:12:35 AM

Good Article ! Keep canning and trying different things, you will love it! In all my life i have been around canning and never knew anyone who died, this is one of those early examples of government entities vilifying a home process to keep people from being self sufficient. I have know more people to become deathly Ill from buy fast food than eating home canned food ! Good Luck !





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