Cider Date Jam

Cider Date Jam

Nothing gets more whole food or homemade than our apple cider date jam. It combines whole apples, cinnamon sticks, cloves, dates, and fresh orange for a delicious mix of fall fruits and spices.

Makes 4 cups (32 Servings)
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Difficulty Simple
Container Low-Profile 2.0-litre Container


  • 480 ml water
  • 1 kg apples, halved, seeded
  • 130 g orange, peeled
  • 195 g medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, 3" (7cm) long
  • 6 whole cloves (or ½ teaspoon ground cloves)
  • 30 g cornstarch, mixed with ⅓ cup water


  1. Place water, apples, orange, dates, cinnamon, and cloves into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 3 minutes, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades as needed.
  2. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized sauce pot set over medium heat. Simmer for 60-75 minutes, or until mixture has reduced roughly by half (from about 8 cups of blended product to 4 cups of cooked product)
  3. After mixture has reduced, add the cornstarch slurry and stir to incorporate. Turn heat to high briefly, until apple mixture comes to a slight boil, to activate the cornstarch for thickening. Remove from heat and chill completely.
  4. After mixture is chilled, you can jar it, gift it, or enjoy it as the perfect homemade, whole-food gift.

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