Breakfast & Brunch, Condiments

Apple Cinnamon Jelly

December 19, 2013

A few weeks ago we had a spontaneous trip back to my home state California! While we were there we decided why not visit Knott’s Berry Farm and let our little guy get to know a few new characters. He’s just now getting into the Charlie Brown cartoons and I just knew he would go crazy to see the life sized version.

And I admit I had a little tiny bit of a selfish reason to visit. They have a pastry shop attached to the park with the most amazing boysenberry pie! I was looking forward to a giant slice and bringing home a jar of their apple cinnamon jelly. The pie was delicious, but I was left super disappointed when I found out that they no longer carried the jelly I was searching for at the park.

I decided that I just couldn’t “order it offline” and quickly got to work creating my own version of this sweet treat!

apple cinnamon jelly

5 lbs of apples
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 cups water
7 cups sugar
1 package pectin

The night before you are ready to can your jelly: Quarter your apples. You want the peel, core, and all. Place them in a slow cooker with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and water. Turn it on low and let that baby cook for 10 to 12 hours.

Place a strainer over a large bowl in the sink. Lay cheesecloth on top of your strainer and slowly pour your apple mixture into the straining device. Gently press the cloth with a large spoon getting as much juice out of your apples as you possibly can ( I did this in several batches).

You should get about 7 cups of juice from this, but just in case… you can add a little bit of apple juice if you need to top things off. Place your 7 cups of juice into the large pot with the pectin. Bring to a rapid boil.

Stir in the sugar and cook for an additional two minutes. Place into your sterilized jars and follow proper canning instructions.

apple cinnamon jelly recipe

This jelly is so so so so good. It is like apple pie in jelly form. My son, who is a giant jelly snob, was eating this up by the spoonful. Until I caught him that is. . . He now goes around telling everyone that “we DON’T eat jelly from the jar!”

apple cinnamon jelly easy recipe

Hopefully my brother isn’t reading this post. I am pretty sure he is the one that turned me onto this amazing spread, and it is very possible some of this (with fresh baked bread) will be their Christmas treat! And maybe a few of my friends… But I’m PRETTY sure most people just come here for the photos! ;0)


Comments (19)

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    December 19, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Ohmygosh your little boy is so cute!!! That’s funny that he’s been sharing his new found knowledge with others 🙂 This looks SO good and would make an AWESOME friend/neighbor gift! I’ll have to keep that in mind next year! Pinning!

  • Jonie Reply

    December 19, 2013 at 8:18 am

    This looks and sounds delicious! I have only made jam twice in my life. Maybe third times a charm? 🙂

  • Becky @ LovetobeintheKitchen Reply

    December 19, 2013 at 8:27 am

    This looks really good! I think my husband would love this too. Pinned!

  • Kami Reply

    December 19, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Apple cinnamon? Yes please! Sounds super yummy and just in time for Christmas.

  • Debra Reply

    December 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

    This looks amazing! I will take some please. 😉

  • Leanne Reply

    December 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

    This looks amazing! You can’t go wrong with Apple Cinnamon. Pinning!

  • Sumo Reply

    December 20, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Yum! This sounds really delicious!

  • Jackee Reply

    April 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Looks like you used 8oz jars….is that correct?

    • Jesseca Reply

      April 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Yes. I did use 8oz jars for this batch.

  • Diana G Reply

    January 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I want to try this – it sounds great. What kind of apples did you use?

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 12, 2015 at 9:43 am

      I’ve made this several times with different types of apples and it always turns out great. Our favorite are with red delicious.

  • Sandra semonski Reply

    January 21, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I made this before Christmas , it didn’t set up, I was sadly disappointed ! It tasted good but ended up throwing it out , waste of time & money ……. : (

    • Jesseca Reply

      January 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      If you had problems with the jelly setting you might need to add a minute or two to the cook time. We made a second batch for the holidays and it turned out great. Everyone always asks for an extra jar.

      • sandra semonski Reply

        January 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm

        Thanks for your reply, I’ll try that next time !

  • deanna Reply

    July 24, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Did you use powdered or liquid pectin?

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      I used powdered pectin.

  • Mary Lou Reply

    August 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Did you do anything with the apples that were left in the stainer?

    • Jesseca Reply

      August 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      I didn’t. If you find a good use for them be sure to let us know!

  • Cheryl Reply

    August 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    How many 8 oz. jars does this recipe make? Can you double the recipe?

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