This is a very yummy apple raspberry jam and it is so easy to make. It is also healthy because it is not full of sugar and preservatives like many jams.
Apple Raspberry Jam Ingredients
Raspberries are a red sweet juicy delight to see and eat and are a tasty addition to my apple raspberry jam. They keep your metabolic rate high with high levels of the trace mineral manganese and are one of the top 10 antioxidant-rich fruits. They are high in vitamin c and have more fiber than most fruits and vegetables. I pick them in the summer straight from my garden and so they are fresh and pesticide-free for this raspberry apple jam. If I have too many to eat fresh right away they also freeze well so that they can be enjoyed at a later date.
The common apple has uncommonly huge health benefits, and how to best enjoy them. Your mom didn’t use the term superfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice I and many children heard from their moms. For this reason, we call them “the first superfood.” They add some sweetness to this apple raspberry jam and natural pectin to hold the jam together.
As I don’t use regular sugar, I often use stevia which is a much healthier option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed and are easy to use. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness. This apple raspberry jam gets some of its sweetness from liquid stevia.
Coconut sugar is made from the sap of coconut flowers by boiling it down to dry sugar blocks or a soft paste or a granulated form. Coconut sugar contains a higher amount of nutrients compared to brown sugar as it has some amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, chlorine, magnesium, sulfur, and micronutrients. I use some of this coconut sugar for my apple raspberry jam.
Now to make this delicious apple raspberry jam.
Apple Raspberry Jam
- 3 apples
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 tsp liquid stevia
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- Core, peel, and chop the apples into small pieces.
- Place the apples into a stainless steel or enamel saucepan with the raspberries, coconut sugar and stevia.
- Simmer until the apples are nice and soft and then mash them with a potato masher.
- Bring everything to a full boil over high heat.
- Boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly so that your fruit does not burn.
- Ladle the mixture into sterilized jars and put the lids on immediately.
- Set the jars aside and do not move them for at least 12 hours till they have sealed, and then store them in a cupboard.
- You will hear the lids pop, which means that they are sealing.
- Now you can enjoy your raspberry apple jam.
Note: As this jam does not have a lot of sugar in it; it will not last as long on the shelf. A few months in the cupboard and then it is best to refrigerate them. I hope you enjoyed my apple raspberry jam recipe.
Now that you made my Apple Raspberry Jam, here are some more of my favorite jam recipes to try out:
Yummy Prune Jam is Sugar-Free with Apples and Cinnamon– This prune jam was so easy to make and healthy without all that sugar usually found in jams. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it taste more like a jam. This recipe makes two small jars. It took me just over an hour which included taking lots of photos of the jam too.
Strawberry Jam – You will be surprised how this refined sugar-free, packaged pectin free, recipe tastes so good! We make our own pectin from the lemons though to help it stick together. This strawberry jam is also easy to make just like my apple raspberry jam.
Fig Jam – This fig jam is so good on toast or vanilla pudding and even on ice cream too. Yum! Also, it is very easy to make. Fresh juicy exotic figs are delicious and are also superfoods that have been around since 8,000 BC. This fig jam requires some more specialty ingredients than the apple raspberry jam but is worth it.
Two more tasty recipes with raspberries in them.
Green Raspberry Smoothie/Pudding – It’s a healthy smoothie. It is a tasty pudding! No… It’s WHATEVER YOU LIKE!
Here are some more sweet recipes to try:
Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history. Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.
Bake a delicious Apple Cake – This apple cake is gluten-free, vegan and without all that white sugar is my kind of cake. The only sweeteners in it are a little rice syrup and stevia which is actually food for us. It is also egg-free and dairy-free too which is important as eggs and milk are not good for me. And it is delicious.
Enjoy a Refreshing Mandarin Orange Fruit Salad – This delicious mandarin oranges fruit salad is refreshing and a great first course for your fancy meal. Also, it is so easy to make, enjoy it for breakfast or a snack at any time of the day. It is a favourite of mine in the winter when mandarin oranges are in season.
Pear Hazelnut Crumble -This is a very healthy dessert filled with healthy pears, coconut oil, oats and hazelnuts which go so well with the pears making it extra yummy. In the fall I picked so many pears from a friend’s tree that I had to get creative and this is one very yummy result.