Tart heirloom Gravenstein apples and a healthy pinch of local sea salt cut the sweetness of this deeply caramelized preserve. For me this jam has a feeling of home. It's not as sugary sweet as an apple butter and the texture is somewhere between jam and chutney with tiny bits of apple. It feels so home made and the soft set makes it perfect for spooning over everything from ice cream to pork chops.
Gravenstein apples are so rare that they are protected in the Ark of Taste so we are buying to preserve them. They have a very distinct flavor but because they have a very short season and don't travel well they fell out of favor for commercial production and farmers ripped them out of orchards.
ingredients: organic apples, organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice, San Juan Sea Salt.
Handmade on Orcas Island