Apple Ginger & Turmeric Jam

October 16, 2021mayurisjikoni

Recipe: Apple Ginger & Turmeric Jam

Apple Ginger & Turmeric Jam is very easy to make and delicious. This home made apple jam with a bit of fresh ginger and turmeric has no artificial colouring or preservatives.

Apple Picking At Vergers & Cidrerie Denis Charbonneau

Sunday 19th September

The previous day my son asked us to be ready by 9a.m. as his girlfriend and he had planned a surprise trip for us. When we got ready, it was a bit chilly so we dressed accordingly.

We sat in the car and kept on guessing where they were taking us to. As we got nearer to the venue, road signs for Mont Saint Gregoire appeared and we thought we probably were going for a hike.

Then we saw orchards and for me that was a first, seeing so many apple trees all in a row till the eyes can see. We got to a parking area and saw so many people either leaving the orchards with bags of apples or entering.

We’re Going To Pick Apples

What a surprise when my son said we’re going apple picking. I was like a small kid, couldn’t contain my excitement. It was many years ago I had gone raspberry picking with my family in London.

Yummiest Apple Beignets

As we approached the reception area, the air was filled with the aroma of apples and cinnamon. Yes those hot sweet and crispy beignets were very tempting. Before we set off for apple picking, gorged on them.


Entrance Fee

Buy a large bag for CAD 20, that is the entrance fee. We decided that one bagful would be enough for us.


Vergers & Cidrerie Denis Charbonneau

Vergers is the French word for Orchards and Cidrerie for Cidery. Yes, with those huge amounts and varieties of apples, making cider is the most obvious thing. This orchard has 28,000 + apple trees and 15+ varieties of apples.

A small tractor trailer drops off the visitors at various points of the orchard. From there we could walk around, pick apples to fill the bag and eat as many apples as we wanted. There were some varieties I tasted for the first time like gingergold and honeycrisp. We picked quite a few varieties – gingergold, honeycrisp, gala, Mcintosh.

So many apples on the ground.

Twist and Pluck

How do you know that the apple is ready to be picked? Simply twist the apple gently and pull. If it is ready, you can pluck it easily. If not, leave it on the tree. Ladders were placed at various points so that we could climb and reach out for the apples at the top of the tree.

The Cidrerie

With our belly and bag full of various varieties of apples, we decided to visit the cidrerie. Quite confusing which one to buy. To solve that problem, you’re allowed to taste them all from tiny sippy cups. We bought a bottle of Raspberry Flavoured Cider Apertif.

I’ll guard your bag of apples while you go and enjoy some cider

So Many Apples, what to do?

We shared out the apples, my half was still quite a lot of apples. So many recipes came to mind, some new some to redo with new photos but the AirBnB kitchen placed a lot of limitations. I would have loved to bake an apple pie and make apple beignets. Well, apple season is here throughout Fall so will bake it soon. The new AirBnB kitchen in Magog is so much better equipped. I used the apples to make some jam, a pickle and a soup. Recipes for the soup and pickle will be up on the blog soon.

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Apple Ginger & Turmeric Jam

Usually whenever anyone goes for fruit picking, the most obvious thing to prepare is jam. Wasn’t sure how this jam would turn out so made a small batch.

Apple naturally is packed with pectin which is a soluble dietary fibre. Making this jam was so easy, as it thickened pretty fast. No need to add any pectin.


Ingredients Required For Apple Ginger & Turmeric Jam

  • Apples – I used a mixture of honeycrisp and gingergold. Use any apples of your choice. Make sure you peel and core the apples. Also, chop them finely if you don’t want to puree the mixture. Secondly, make sure you coat the chopped apples with lemon juice so that they don’t turn brown.
  • Lemon Juice – fresh.
  • Ginger – fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • Sugar – I used normal white sugar. I used only one cup of sugar but you can add extra if you prefer a very sweet jam.
  • Turmeric Powder – optional. I like the flavour it adds and also changes the colour of the jam.

Step By Step Video




Apple Ginger & Turmeric Jam is very easy to make and delicious. This home made apple jam with a bit of fresh ginger and turmeric has no artificial colouring or preservatives.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, condiment
Cuisine International
Servings 2 CUPS


  • 3 large apples or 5 medium ones
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger grated or finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder



  • Peel and core the apples. Chop them finely.
  • Add lemon juice to the chopped apples and keep mixing it as you add more chopped apples.


  • Wash and peel the ginger. Either chop it finely or grate it.


  • Add chopped apples, ginger and sugar in a heavy bottom pan.
  • Put the pan over medium heat and mix well.
  • Soon, the apples will release water and the sugar will melt.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer.
  • Keep stirring the mixture frequently so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Simmer the mixture for 30 - 40 minutes till it becomes thick.
  • Add turmeric powder. Mix well. Check the notes section on how to check if the jam is done. There were no watery bubbles so that was an indication that the jam is done.
  • Bottle the hot jam into sterilized jars.
  • Enjoy home made jam with your favourite toast or mix it with plain yogurt.
  • The jam stays at room temperature for about a month, if it lasts that long. However, I prefer to keep it in the fridge.


* Put a small plate or saucer in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
* Add a small blob of the jam.
* Put the plate or saucer in the freezer again for 1-2 minutes.
* Touch the jam, it should be thick like gel and also when pushed with your finger, it should wrinkle.
  • Add ¼ cup more sugar if you prefer a sweet jam.
How To Sterilize Jars:
  • wash and dry the jars.
  • Switch on the oven to 100°C.
  • Place the jars on the baking tray and allow to sterilize for 20 minutes before using.
Keyword apple ginger turmeric jam, apple jelly, easy apple jam recipe

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  • Mina Joshi

    October 18, 2021 at 3:15 am

    5 stars
    Your Jam looks so tempting. I feel like making some too!! Adding turmeric is a great idea as it makes the jam look like gold!! Loved reading about your apple picking trip. Lovely to get fresh apples rather than the supermarket ones which might be months old.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 19, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much Mina. I was truly amazed at the size of apples we picked at the orchard. And yes, all organic without the waxy skin.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    October 18, 2021 at 6:20 am

    5 stars
    Nothing can be better than preservative free home made jam. I like the addition of ginger and turmeric in the jam which is a nice twist. I shall definitely make it soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 19, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha. The Indian in me wanted a slight “hotness” to the jam so thought of ginger.

  • Neha

    October 19, 2021 at 7:53 am

    5 stars
    Nice to go through your post and get snippets of the backstage story of this apple, ginger turmeric jam. The recipe is absolutely useful when we have stocks of apple , but don’t know what to do. Now I can make this delectable apple, ginger and turmeric jam . Will check out the other recipes using apples. Interesting post.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 19, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much Neha. Am so glad you found my post interesting. Please do check out the other apple recipes.

  • Archana

    October 20, 2021 at 4:56 am

    5 stars
    I am in love with this delicious Appleginger and turmeric jam. It sounds so very yum and will love it with bread, fulkas too. I suppose can use some to glace paneer before grilling it. 😀 Thanks I better make some immediately.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 23, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks Archana and that’s a good idea to use it as a glaze for paneer.

  • Renu

    October 29, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    5 stars
    I love such fresh jams without pectin. Apple with the goodness of ginger and turmeric, all so healthy and good.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 29, 2021 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much Renu. I find ginger pairs well with apples.

  • Seema Sriram

    November 18, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    5 stars
    Start of the mornibg with a simple jam toast and coffee is still my favourite. A good preservative free jam like this apple jam, wakes up the taste buds. Love the golden colour.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 18, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much Seema, I too love a simple toast with butter and jam.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    November 20, 2021 at 2:35 am

    5 stars
    Loved the idea of apple picking, it must be fun going around those trees. Apple jam looks tasty, liked the addition of ginger and turmeric powder to it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 21, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      Jayashree, thank you so much. It was really a fun event. Picked apples for the first time in my life.

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  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    February 9, 2022 at 10:32 am

    5 stars
    Apple jam is a must make in fall when we go apple picking. I love the idea of using ginger in the jam. I have to make a small batch before fall to try it out. We also harvest from fresh ginger and turmeric in fall. So, this gives me an opportunity to use all three.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 10, 2022 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you Sandhya. Enjoy the jam when you try out the recipe. Am sure fresh turmeric will add a unique flavour.

  • Hayley Dhanecha

    February 9, 2022 at 11:21 am

    5 stars
    I absolutely love to go PYO farms when weather permits. Apple and ginger go so well together, addition of turmeric is so intriguing. I can see turmeric has given a beautiful golden hue to the jam.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 10, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you so much Hayley. Turmeric does add a lovely hue to the jam.

  • Uma Raghupathi

    February 9, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    5 stars
    All main ingredients are my favorite. Fresh homemade jam is always best even I like to make my own jam recipe. This looks delicious Mayuri.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 10, 2022 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you so much Uma. Since all the ingredients are your favourite, try out the recipe.

  • Vandana

    February 11, 2022 at 1:51 am

    5 stars
    When we lived in Shimla our house always smelled of apples and I love that time. Your post has reminded me of that time. Great recipe, loved the idea of adding turmeric to jam.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 12, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you so much Vandana.

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