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Cardamom Apple Pie Preserves

Cardamom apple pie preserves, with flavors reminiscent of apple pie. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, Assyrian
Servings: 5 ½ pint jars
Calories: 40kcal


  • 3 lbs. Anna apples (or your favorite variety)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cardamom
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Peel, core, and dice the apples. Add to a 6-quart Dutch oven.
  • Pour sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom over the apples. Stir lightly and allow to rest for 30 minutes until the apples release their juices.
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla, stirring to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for approximately 20 minutes, or until the syrup thickens. Remember that it will thicken further as it cools!
  • While the preserves is cooking, sterile the jars and lids by boiling them in a large pot of water.
  • Use an immersion blender to emulsify to the desired consistency. Fill sterilized jars with the preserves, leaving a half-inch headspace.
  • Place jars in a water bath for 15 minutes. Remove the jars, and allow to cool on the counter. Store in a dark, cool place, or share them with your family and friends!


Serving: 1T. | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g