Tea with apple jam is a classicculinary delights. It would seem how little a person needs to feel the taste of summer in the winter! A cup with a fragrant strong drink, from which rises a parcel, a couple of slices of fresh bread and it's an amber, appetizing, sweet jam ... Have you imagined yourself? Then for the cause!
It is not necessary to wait for summer and a new crop toprepare jam from apples for tea or for pies. How to cook it, you ask. The answer is: take a dozen large ripe apples (buy in a supermarket or on the market), wash, cut into slices, cut out the seeds. Put them in a pot, cook for about 10 minutes to soften. Then rub mashed potatoes through a frequent colander your stock under the apple jam. How to cook it on? Put 250-300 g of sugar and simmer slowly, stirring, continue to darken until thick. Finished jam will be when the droplet does not spread out in a spoonful of water. Before removing from heat, pour 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice into the jam or throw a few crystals of citric acid. What for? To, first, improve the taste of dessert. And secondly, with such a natural preservative, jam from apples will be more reliably preserved. How to cook it, if there is no additional component? Also, just a little longer, in total - an hour. Hot mass spread on sterile jars and roll.
Apple jam with lemon zest
This recipe is similar to the previous one, except forsome differences. It will require 2-2.5 kg of apples, preferably sweet varieties, as well as 3 medium lemons and 400 grams of sugar. From citrus juice squeeze, and zest (separately) finely grate. Now - the jam of apples. How to cook? Raw fruits mash into a puree mass on a grater or blender. In a lemon juice, pour 100 g of sugar, mix. Add the water and sugar in the saucepan with juice in such a proportion: half the glass of both for each glass of citrus drink. From all this, cook the syrup. Pour the basin with mashed potatoes on medium heat and cook, pouring syrup into it, until the mass becomes thick. At the end of the cooking, add the lemon zest to the jam from apples (for winter or for early consumption). You can pour in some vanilla. The dessert will have a stunningly pleasant smell and the same wonderful taste.
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