I went a little crazy this summer and fall making jam. This one is is a little different and I won a first place ribbon with it at our county fair!! Alot of people will be getting jam for gifts this year. Try it you will like it. Exept for chopping the apples into small chunks there is no need for for further prepping the fruit it cooks down very nice. Makes a nice jam with globs( for lack of a better word) of fruit.