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Spiced Apple Rounds

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Spiced apple rounds are interesting because they are a fruit but it is almost like they are a sweet pickle. They look so pretty in their jar with the whole cloves and a cinnamon stick. These not only look good on your pantry shelf, but they are also a side dish of their own. I found a similar recipe to this when I was looking for something new to make with my apples. It is nice to mix things up a bit in my pantry.

Beautiful pints of spiced apple rounds with a cinnamon stick.

Spiced Apple Rounds

This recipe makes 5 pints of Spiced Apple Rings


  • 12 apples

  • 12+2/3 cups water (divided)

  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons vinegar (divided)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup corn syrup

  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves

  • 2 sticks cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed

How to Can Spiced Apple Rings

The following directions will make 5 pints of Spiced Apple Rings.

Prepare your apples.

Prepare Apples

  • Peel, core, and slice 12 apples.

Prepare your apples to make spiced apple rounds.

Cover apples with vinegar water

  • Mix 12 cups of water with 3 tablespoons of vinegar and coat the apples to keep them from browning.

Make the syrup for your apples.

make syrup

  • Make syrup by combining sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup vinegar, 2/3 cup water, cloves, cinnamon and mustard seed. Bring to a boil.

  • Add apples and boil for 3 minutes.

Fill your pint jars with spiced apple rounds.

fill jars

Processing complete of the spiced apple rounds.

processing complete

  • Once your apples have completed the appropriate time in the boiling water bath canner, turn off the heat and allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Then, take them out and sit them on the counter for 12-24 hours to cool and completely seal.

  • After they have sealed well, remove the rings and wash the threads and outside of the jars.

  • If your jar of Apples did not seal, place them in the fridge and use them immediately. Store the sealed jars in your cool, dry pantry to enjoy for the next 1-3 years. After three years the nutritional value of canned food diminishes.

If you have any questions about canning with the boiling water canner or how to adjust the pressure or processing time for altitude, take a look at our canning basics videos.

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