Turn fresh apples into lovely jelly with this simple recipe for Crock-Pot Apple Jelly. With just 4 ingredients you will have your own flavorful jelly to spread on your morning toast or English muffin. Can be canned in jars for long term food storage.
Slow Cooker Apple Jelly
Homemade apple jelly is so good spread on your morning toast or English muffin. But my family actually prefers it spooned over a block of cream cheese and then spread on buttery Ritz crackers.
Having an apple tree growing in my backyard means that I have an abundance of apples come September that I need to use up.
After my family has eaten their fill of fresh apples I start making up a few apple pies and then get down to the nitty gritty to find a way to preserve the apples so that we can enjoy them all year around.
But I am a busy mom so whenever possible I let my slow cooker take on some of the work!
Give this recipe a try, I think you are going to love it!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Apple Jelly Recipe:
- 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Apple Slicer
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Dry Measuring Cup
- Slotted Spoon
- Large Bowl
- Large Stock Pot
- 8 Ounce Jelly Jars
- Water Bath Canner Set
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes you can! Feel free to add up to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or a combination of 1/3 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to your apples before cooking. This will impart a lovely warm flavor that is reminiscent of apple pie!
The old fashioned way to making apple jelly was of course to cook down fresh apples and create apple juice which was then jellied by boiling it down, concentrating the natural fruit pectin in the apples and apple peels. However if you find a great deal on apple juice at your local grocery store feel free skip the cooking down and straining of the apples and just use 6 cups of apple juice.
According to this article – Liquid Pectin Vs. Powdered Pectin by SF Gate liquid and powdered pectin are not exactly interchangeable in canning recipes BUT the article does outline some adjustments that can be made to make it work. If it were me, I would just stick to using powdered pectin like the recipe calls for.
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