What is the best apple to use when making jam?
My ex-husband's uncle use to work for an agriculture extension agency and he worked with lots of apple farmers. They all said when cooking apples to make anything to use Rome apples. I used them for apple pies, apple jelly, and homemade apple butter they were all delicious. (08/29/2009)
If you want a smooth jam, rather than a preserve, which could have chunks in it, you would do better to use an apple that cooks down on it's own, like a Golden Delicious, or similar apple, as opposed to a Red Delicious, which holds it's shape. There are many types, usually grown on farms, and only available to local folks, but we also used to use one called Early Transparent. I grew up in W. WA state, and had many choices, but you might want one for flavor, and cooking, then run in food processor. If you really like the taste of the apple, then you will probably like the taste of the finished product. Hope that helps. Loretta, now from AL (09/01/2009)
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