Saturday, 13 August 2011

Toffee Apple Jam

Not only has the parent’s apple crop this year been bountiful, it has also been early.  I’ve been adding them to salads, baking them, chopping them for easy additions to our lunches and chucking them into chutneys.  This one is I had bookmarked for when the seasons started to change but with two carrier bags of apples sitting in my kitchen, they needed to be used up. 

Recipe adapted from here.  Makes two 260gr jars. 

Toffee Sauce
100gr dark brown sugar
4tbsp honey
100gr butter
4tbsp double cream

Apple Jam
600gr Bramley apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
100ml water
Juice and zest of one lemon
250gr golden caster sugar

1, Make the toffee sauce by adding the butter, honey and sugar to a small saucepan and stir until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. 
2, Simmer gently for 4-5 minutes, remove from the heat.  Stir in the cream and leave to cool.
3, Put the apples, water, lemon juice and zest into a large saucepan and place over a medium heat.  Cook the apples until they are just starting to go soft. 
4, Add in the sugar and bring to the boil for 5 minutes or until the jam is thick. 
5, Alternate layers of toffee sauce and apple jam in sterilised jars.  


  1. This sounds really good. I was just imagining a dollop on some good vanilla ice cream...

  2. Oh decadence indeed. This sounds so good and I apples are starting to come my way.

  3. That has got to be the most fabulous idea for a jam I have ever come across. Love it!

  4. Love the idea of toffee apples, and if home grown, even better!

  5. Looks fabulous! I have access to apples but run out of jars! Think need to quickly eat through current pickles etc to make room for more treats like this! Can imagine how delish this would be with a nice vanilla icecream

  6. Sounds very yummy - though after making and putting in fridge, how long will it keep, and when opened I guess 2. -3 days.?

  7. Please can you advise as per anonymous 20th July 2012, how long this will keep...both up-opened and opened?

    1. Hi Lara, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. It doesnt, I'm afraid, last very long un-opened - a couple of days at the most. Unopened, it's only really good for a couple of weeks, which is a shame as it is really nice.

  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments x x