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Homemade Apple Jam Recipe without Pectin, How to make Apple Jam Recipe for Babies/Toddlers | Apple Jam with Cinnamon

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How to make Apple Jam Recipe for Babies/Toddlers - This is very easy, quick and healthy kids-friendly recipe of apple jam in which there is no preservatives and no pectin. Making homemade apple jam is as simple as tossing your ingredients into a large pot and cooking them for 20 to 30 minutes.

While I like smearing the jam on toast, I actually use homemade apple jam for a lot of savory dishes bread, dosa, idli, chapati, paratha and poori too. 

Don’t give jam alone as a side dish, do let your child try your curry or chutney too. They will be happy to see so many varieties of side dishes.

When you become parent, that time you'll be more worried about which food is good for your baby or which not. Actually, I am not very strict mother to my son..whatever he likes to have I gave him with limited feed. 

My baby loves more sweet dishes rather than salted ones. He loves jams, juice, chocolates and ice creams. Whenever we go outside for ice cream, I gave him to taste but for babies tasting is not enough..hahaha..he wants more n more So then decided to make homemade ice creams at home, a month before I made mango ice cream at home and he really enjoyed it.

This time I made jam at home without any preservatives..may be later I tried chemical free drinks for my toddlers/babies, whenever I tried it..I 'ld love to share recipe with my readers and followers too. 

Now comes to the main post, This apple jam recipe can be given from 10 months on-wards (if made with jaggery). My baby completed 1 year. Preparing jam will take less time than traveling to the supermarket. Just 20-30 minutes is more than enough to prepare jam at home.

You need not worry when you transfer your cooled jam to a glass container and store it in the fridge, for it will not get spoiled for 3 to 4 days. So it is also better to prepare small batches at a time.

Consuming jam prepared at home has so many advantages..

#1. Hygiene
#2. Fresh fruits
#3. Storage
#4. No preservatives and colors

Try this simple and easy homemade apple jam recipe without pectin and flavored with cinnamon. Replace with commercial available jams that are loaded with preservatives.

This is Gluten free, Paleo and Vegan too.

Ingredients :

Roughly chopped Apples - 2 nos
Half of Lemon juice
Butter or Ghee - 2 tablespoon(I used ghee)
Cinnamon sticks - 2 small pieces
Jaggery or Brown Sugar - 2 tablespoons (if making for kids over a year old)

Preparation Method :

1. Wash, Peel the apples and finely chop it. Discard the seeds.

2. In a bowl marinate the apples with lemon juice for 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t marinate for a long time as the apples may turn brown.

3. In a pan, add ghee/butter(I used ghee) and add the cinnamon sticks to it.

4. After a few seconds remove the cinnamon sticks, as we are adding them just for flavor.

5. Add the chopped apple pieces and cook till soft.

6. Add Jaggery/brown sugar(I used jaggery) and cook till both apple and jaggery blend together. (skip this step for babies under one year). 

7. The whole process of cooking jam on low flame till apple becomes soft and blend with jaggery.

8. Allow the mixture to cool. Blend this in a blender and store it in a dry bottle.

9. Serve apple jam with paratha, brown bread or bun too.

To PIN it later for future use

This is our first month challenge, so first alphabet is "A" my main ingredient of this post An Apple and this post belongs to this theme..To know more about click hosting recipe challenges page

Happy Cooking & Enjoy :))

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  1. Absolutely delicious as I scroll through the images and the step by step pics. Lovely use of apples and I bet it tasted delicious. I love homemade jams and spreads and would happily gobble it up like a kid. Great share for the theme.

  2. How delicious and smooth this apple jam looks, nothing can beat this homemade jams na.. I would like to kick start my day with this jam and some grilled bread slices. Yumm.

  3. apple jam looks yummy and homemade is always best in taste ...lovely share

  4. Love the look of your smooth jam. So few ingredients and such magic. I agree with your assessment that home made is the best kind of food.

  5. This looks so awesome Jolly!Looks like Applesauce but with more spices and condiments!

  6. Very smooth and nutritious jam, easy and quick recipe.

  7. I like apple with cardamom, it is my sensational spice.

  8. Just perfect healthy condiment...loved the addition of cinnamon...

  9. Home made jams are the best, apple jam tastes good with chapati or bread.

  10. This is a timely recipe for me. we just returned from a vacation in Spain where I loved the apple jam and was thinking I should make it at home. I like the use of jaggery here instead of the sugar.

  11. Nothing can beat the taste and benefits of homemade jam ..and this apple jam recipe with jaggery sounds healthy and kids friendly too !

  12. My son is crazy about apple sauce dear Jolly! and your recipes sounds awesome and kid friendly! Thanks a bunch for this amazing recipe :) Will make it soon :) - Meghna.

  13. Homemade food is always the best, especially for babies. This apple jam sounds absolutely delicious - both of adults and kids.

  14. So simple and healthy .. specially for kids it is best to make at home without preservatives.

  15. Homemade is always best. And you made it with jaggery. Awesome share. Perfect treat for kids. Thanks for this easy healthy and delicious recipe.

  16. Homemade jams are the best. A very tasty treat for kids. Can be served to kids in so many different ways.

  17. Delicious Jam. Homemade is best for all not just kids. This apple jam will be like by adults too. Great share.

  18. Apple jam is something i didn't try :( how can i miss this ... Thanks a lot for sharing. I am sure your kiddo will love this ;)

  19. I would have licked the bowl so clean you wont even know the jam was in, love the texture it has formed.

  20. Apple and cinnamon is definitely a match made in heaven. I'm sure this golden beauty not only tastes great but smells amazing too. What a versatile recipe.😊

  21. Wonderful share dear. Loved the simple recipe. Such a healthy share

  22. Lovely share Jolly, I'm sure my one year old will enjoy this delicious jam :)

  23. Apple jam without pectin sounds super interesting. This is just perfect to give to babies too.

  24. This is a wonderful one to have on kitchen shelves, liked the addition of jaggery to it.

  25. Homemade jam are always a hit and the use of jaggery here sounds healthy option too Jolly :)

  26. This is a great choice of recipe for the letter A. I am also not very strict when it comes to letting my kid eat. But, yes moderation is key. And whenever possible homemade is always best. I use apple sauce in a lot of things - brownies, cakes, etc. You have nailed it in this recipe!

  27. Homemade jam is the best. Better than anything on shelf and taste so good too.

  28. Home made jams are always the best.You can have it guilt free. Fantastic recipe Jolly.

  29. just perfect for my kids. Thanks dear for adding one more yummy and tasty dish in my kids menu card.

  30. Wow, would love to make this apple jam in this fall season when apples are in abundant. Yum.