Easy Apple Marmalade


When you have many fresh apples you can mash the apples into a sauce to create an easy apple marmalade. Apple marmalade is a fruit preserve that is most commonly spread over bread like a jelly. The marmalade is also known for containing the peel of an lemon, which helps to give its distinct flavor. With few ingredients you can make enough apple marmalade to fill a large jar, and the recipe also requires little preparation.

Step 1

Use a sharp knife to slice eight fuji apples, and remove the core. Keep in mind that you will need at least 4 cups of applesauce, and you can add more apples if necessary.

Step 2

Add the sliced applies to a large pot, and then add 1/4 cup of water. Cook on medium heat and then cover.

Step 3

Continue cooking until the apples are soft, and stir the melted apples. Continue cooking the mixture on simmer.

Step 4

Peel three lemons using a peeler, and then grate the lemon rind. Add the grated rind, 2 cups of sugar and the juice of the three lemons to the mixture.

Step 5

Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring regularly. Remove the pot from the heat, and then add a 1/2 bottle of fruit pectin to the pot.

Step 6

Stir until the mixture becomes thick and well blended. Let the mixture cool for at least a half hour, and then store in your refrigerator overnight in an airtight container.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot
  • Knife
  • Peeler
  • Grater
  • Stirring spoon
  • Airtight container
  • 8 fuji apples
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 lemons
  • 1/2 bottle fruit pectin
  • 2 cups sugar


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Keywords: apple marmalade, lemon peel, fruit pectin

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Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.