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How To Make Apricot Jam | No Pectin Recipe

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How To Make Apricot Jam with No Pectin makes a flavorful thick jam that uses lemon juice in place of pectin. Simple instructions and the result is a delicious homemade jam.

apricot jam in a jars

Each summer that we have live in our farmhouse, I have incorperated seasonal traditions that have us in the kitchen. From applesauce in the fall and marmalade in the winter. Jam in the summer is high on the list of farmstyle traditions for us.

I recognize that making jam is one of those acts we do out of nostalgia and not so much out of necessity these days. Although if you have fruit to preserve, you may be one to argue this. But for the most part the majority of us can head to any local grocery store and pluck a jar right off the shelf with minimal effort.

However making jam is one my grandmother did and likely one yours did too. To sit at the table prepping our jam on a warm summer day with my daughter at my side is a joy I am sure they felt. It is in these acts that I feel her presence in our home most.

This recipe is one I use for many fruits. It is a versatile recipe and makes use of what I tend to have on hand rather then having me go out to grab any special ingredients like pectin.

I hope you will sit at your table prepping your jam and feel the joy of days gone by.

What You Will Need To Make This Apricot Jam Recipe:

2 cups sugar

6 cups or about 2 1/2 lbs of apricots

2 tbsp of lemon juice

Directions:

Begin by washing the apricots. Pat dry and slice open. Remove the seed.

Cut up the apricots and place in a large stock pot. Pour the sugar and lemon juice in. Stir well to distribute the ingredients in the pot.

Cook over medium heat with the lid on and allow the fruit to bubble away on a low simmer.

Remove lid periodically and stir. After about 15 minutes or when the apricots start to break down begin mashing them down with a potato masher. The fruit will break down easily when cooked.

Allow the jam to cook for an addtional 5-10 minutes. Total cook time is approximately 20-25 minutes. The jam is done when a deep orange color.

If hot packing, pour the jam into waiting properly cleaned mason jars. Add the clean lid after filling and place each jar lid side down on countertop for 12-24 hours. You can test the jar by pushing down on the center to see if the lid popped ensuring it sealed.

** This recipe can be hot water canned for longer storage time

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How To Make Apricot Jam | Apricot Jam Recipe

Yield: 4- 6oz jars of jam
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

a simple jam recipe made with apricots

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 lbs of apricots

Instructions

  1. Begin by washing the apricots.
  2. Pat dry and slice open.
  3. Remove the seed.
  4. Cut up the apricots and place in a large stock pot.
  5. Pour the sugar and lemon juice in. Stir well.
  6. Cook over medium heat with the lid on.
  7. Remove lid periodically and stir.
  8. After about 15 minutes or when the apricots start to break down begin mashing them down with a potato masher.
  9. Allow them to cook for an addtional 5-10 minutes.
  10. Total cook time is approximately 20-25 minutes. The jam is done when a deep orange color.
  11. If hot packing, pour the jam into waiting properly cleaned mason jars. Add the clean lid after filling and place each jar lid side down on countertop for 12-24 hours. You can test the jar by pushing down on the center to see if the lid popped ensuring it sealed.

Notes

*This jam can also be water canned for longer storage times.

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