Apple Spiced Refrigerator Jam

You need to try this Apple Spiced Refrigerator Jam.  Everyone likes a little jam once and awhile.  Most store bought jams contain too much processed sugar.

Did you know you can easily make your own jam recipe without processed sugar, pectin or canning?  I already have Blueberry Chia Jam on the blog.

Since it’s almost fall, I thought I would make one that incorporated those flavors.  This apple spiced jam recipe came out great.


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This is it and it couldn’t be any easier!  I used chia seeds to help gel up the spread.  This will literally take minutes to make.  Spread it on toast, swirl it in yogurt, or even use it as a pancake topping!  It would be great in overnight oats as well.  Yum!

Apple Spiced Refrigerator Jam

Apple Spiced Refrigerator Jam

Prep Time 10 min Serves 8 oz.     adjust servings


  • 2 apples peeled and cored (I saved the peels because my daughter likes to snack on them. Any apples will do. I used gala.)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 2 T maple syrup (This is optional. Taste the mixture and if it's not sweet enough, add the syrup.)
  • 2-3 T chia seeds


  1. In the food processor , blend up the apples.
  2. Then add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Put the jam in a covered container and set it in the fridge to set up. Takes about 30 minutes to an hour.


Recipe Notes

This made 8 oz of jam. I store mine in mason jars , but you can use any container. It should last a few weeks in the fridge and you can also freeze it for longer storage. Enjoy!

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47 thoughts to “Apple Spiced Refrigerator Jam”

    1. Thanks! I think it purees better without. You can leave them on too. My daughter actually loves to snack on apple peels, so they do not go to waste. :)
  1. I'm new to cooking from scratch (and it's awesome!) so bear with my silly questions. When you say "add in the remaining ingredients and mix well" Do you mean mix them by hand, or mix with the food processor? I don't want to grind the rest of the ingredients to pieces in the food processor if I'm supposed to just stir them in. Thanks!
  2. Mind blown! SO smart to use chia seeds to help gel. i can't wait to try this recipe, put it in cute little jars and gift it. People will think I am so crafty! ;-) Thanks for sharing! p.s. love the almond, cocoa refrigerator oats, pure decadence!
  3. Do you just use the apples raw or cook them at all? I recently made some refrigerator Berry Chia Jam and it was fantastic! I can't wait to whip this up :) Thanks for sharing!
  4. Made this too, YUMMY! I added maple syrup not for taste reasons but for preservation (is it even a word LOL) reasons. Do you think the jam would be OK to store for couple weeks without it? I guess, like unsweetened applesauce?!
  5. I love this idea.........such an easy way to make jam without the complications of heating and everything (or the hurting any nutrients if you do heating either), and can do it with any sounds like. Really would love to experiment here.....this one in particular sounds awesome as well. :)
      1. Yeah I saw that one, I kinda figured as much once I saw.....really love the simplicity of this though.....impossible to mess up, which is important for a person like me with very limited cooking experience/skills lol.
  6. I am so glad I found your blog - thanks to Just Eat Real Food on Facebook, who always posts the best recipes! This looks so good and simple and nutritious. Thank you!
  7. Amazing food blog! One of the best out there, Bravo! Anything I can use to replace the chia seeds? Thank you and longue vie to your fabulous blog!

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