Karen’s Chunky Apple Maple Jelly
So Simple and Irresistibly Delicious! The Key is two different Apples and a dose of really good maple syrup.
Slather over your morning bread, for use as a topping for crostini as I did.
A Chunky Jelly that’s definitely a little syrupy and ready to slather!
I’ve used a Macoun Apple (soft) and an Heirloom Hudson Golden Gem Apple (firm)… similar to a Golden variety From Hidden Gem Orchard, CT
I’ve added toasted pecans, but that’s optional.
How I Make This Crostini:
- Slice baguette 1/3″ ~ 1/2″ thick, preheat broiler, brush bread with olive oil, broil until toasty 6″ from heat source.
- For 12 crostini: use 6 ounces goat cheese (room temperature) ~ add a portion to each toasted bread slice.
- As 1 1/2 teaspoons apple jelly on top.
- Garnish with a herb sprig: marjoram, parsley or chives
- Want to serve warm? Heat the goat cheese topped crostini on a tray in the oven at 325 degrees until just warm ~ then top with apple jelly and enjoy!
The key to this delicious Jelly IS USING TWO KINDS OF APPLES! One SOFT and one FIRM.
As you can see in a close up photo, the soft apples takes on a translucent color, while the other looks opaque… so pretty!
- McIntosh or Macoun
- Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or Pink Lady.
Another Wonderful Crostini:
Enjoy this Recipe & Apple Season!
Karen's Chunky Apple Maple Jelly
- 2 large apples one soft, one firm!
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 cup pure cane sugar I use organic
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup!)
- 1 medium cinnamon stick
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel, core and chop the two apples - 1/4" pieces. HINT: use one soft apple, one firm.
- Add apples and the remaining ingredients to a non-reactive one quart pot. Bring to a boil, stirring, stir heat down to a moderate simmer.
- Continue to cook, stirring - will look like a lot of liquid, this will reduce to a syrup. Will take 15 - 20 minutes, depending on your simmer... I like to take it slow: moderate simmer.
- Remove jam from the stovetop. Will thicken slightly when cools - so take off heat when a little syrupy!
- Remove cinnamon stick - store jelly in clean glass jars in the refrigerator for up to one month. Make 1 1/3 cups.
Brush Olive Oil on Baguette Slices and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until lightly toasted. Add a portion of room temperature Goat Cheese to each, top with a scant teaspoon of Apple Maple Jelly. Optional: add a few toasted pecans. Serve room temperature or heat in a low oven until just a touch warm. Garnish with an herb sprig; marjoram or chives. This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.