On Rosh Hashanah we eat apples and honey to symbolize our wish for a sweet new year. This is my mother's traditional apple jam for the holiday, which we eat every year.
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- 2 cupsServings
- 4.4 lb (2 kg) Granny Smith apples
- 2.2 lb (1 kg)sugar
- .7 ounces (20 g) vanilla sugar
- 1½ cups of water
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Peel and grate the apples.
- Put the grated apples, sugar, vanilla sugar, and water in a pot over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, then add the lemon juice.
- Check consistency of the jam, by pouring a bit of the mixture on a cold plate. The jam should not be too fluid and not too strong. It is ready when it just stays still on the plate.
- Allow to cool before serving.
- Store in a tightly sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to a few weeks.