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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 :))