Homemade Spiced Apple Preserves (With Cooking Video)

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Delicious preserves with chunks of tasty apple, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Spiced Apple Preserves

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
Delicious apple preserves, with chunks of apple, and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. This recipe makes about 8 half pint jars of canned preserves.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Additional Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 35 mins
Course Jelly and Jams
Cuisine American
Servings 64
Calories 56 kcal


  • 4 c apples, peeled, sliced and cored (for this recipe, I use sweet, "eating" apples, like Fuji, Macintosh, Jonathan, Red Delicious, etc.)
  • 1 c water
  • 1 Tb bottled lemon juice
  • 1.75 ounce powdered pectin
  • 4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced (seeds removed)


  • Combine the apples, water and lemon juice in a large pot.
  • Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in the powdered pectin.
  • Bring the mixture back to a boil.
  • Add in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon slices.
  • Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, and boil for 1 minute – stirring constantly.
  • Remove it from the heat and ladle into prepared half pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  • Wipe the jar rims with a damp rag, dipped in white vinegar.
  • Close the jars with lids and rings and place the jars in your canner.
  • Process the jars in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. (Adjust for elevation.)
  • Allow to cool in a draft-free location for 12-24 hours.
  • Test the seals, remove the rings, wiped down the jars, label and store in your pantry.



Serving: 1TbCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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10 thoughts on “Homemade Spiced Apple Preserves (With Cooking Video)”

  1. Hello, what an AWESOME recipe! Thanks a great deal. Quick question. Will it be ok to keep the apple preserves unrefrigerated? If so, approximately what’s the shelf life…as if they’d stay there over a week.

  2. Just made my first batch. Didn’t have powdered pectin, but liquid worked great! Thank you for sharing the recipe it is wonderful!


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