Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Microwave Apple Jam


          Homemade jams are always more special than the store bought ones and I had always wanted to make some, but kept putting it off since my family is not the 'jam' kind, they like savory sandwiches better. But this time I had so much apples at home, I had bought some and then a visiting friend had got some more, and I knew I had to do something with it. This apple jam, it's from a cook book that came with my microwave oven. It's such an easy method, I followed the original recipe, except for the amount of sugar and I added some ginger which gave a nice flavor and taste to the jam. My daughter who's not a big fan of jelly sandwiches, loved this jam and I was so happy, that my maiden attempt at jam making was a success..

Need To Have

  • Apples - chopped, 21/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Grated Ginger - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tablespoons

Method


          In a deep microwave safe bowl, take the chopped apples, sugar and ginger, mix and microwave it at 100% power level for 5 minutes. At the end of 5 minutes, it would look slightly cooked, cool it and blend it. Don't make a very smooth paste, it's okay to have a couple of pieces here and there, it gives a nice texture to the jam.


          Take the mixture in the same microwave bowl and this time microwave it at 60% power level for 10 to 15 minutes, mixing it in between after every 2 to 3 minutes. The final product should be thick and should have a jam consistency, remove it from the microwave, mix in the lemon juice, cool and refrigerate.


Note
I cooked the jam, the second time for 15 minutes, but this is a general guidance and it could be more or less, depending on your microwave model.
The amount of sugar you add depends on the sweetness of the apples, taste the ground mixture, you can always add more sugar at this stage.
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18 comments:

  1. jam looks lovely and homemade is always best

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  2. Apple jam looks classic :) and i must say the addition of ginger is sure a winner here

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  3. Always love homemade jams. The addition of ginger makes this unique. Indeed a nice one.

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  4. wow has come out perfect....love the colour...looks so good

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  5. Home made are always special. Looks good.

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  6. Sounds easy and looks super delicious!! Love the addition of ginger, must have made the jam flavorful!!

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  7. Thanks for recipe; it's so much easier to cook jam in microwave oven...

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  8. Jam looks simply awesome...what kind of apple, you used ?

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  9. homemade jam! so wonderful and looks simple to do too

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  10. Cooking jam in microwave is a great idea Hema. I really appreciate your step by step snapshots.. Will definitely have to try this :-)

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  11. That's lovely. Cuts down cooking time by a tenth. I think I should try it with apples and other fruits too. Only worry is that it may splatter all over and be difficult to clean up. As it is, makes a mess of the stove top if you do no use a deep vessel. The consistency looks great. I guess a bit of citric acid may also work in place of the juice. Generally added at the end process to prevent crystallisation of sugar.

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  12. This is absolutely delicious hema..look the glaze there !

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  13. jam looks so perfect and glossy Hems

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  14. Homemade is always best...Looks perfectly made, Hema

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  15. nice. and its quick too..doing it in m/w. lovely clicks, Hema.
    Hadnt been to blogsphere for quite some time. Hope you doing good. Keep in touch :)

    rgds...

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  16. Never tried jam in a microwave. Nice and innovative :)
    Harshita’s Kitchen

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