I love to save money, especially with my big family. So making my own jams and jellies is a favorite hobby of mine to share with my kids. This jam is not only fun to make, but it is also very delicious. There's nothing like your own fresh jam on toasted Italian bread.

Megan

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
50
Yield:
50 servings
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Ingredients

50
Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix apricots and lemon juice in a large pot; add sugar. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook and stir until apricot mixture thickens, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and skim foam if necessary.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare jars, lids, and rings by cleaning and sterilizing in dishwasher or boiling water bath. Leave lids in simmering water until ready to seal jars.

  • Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving about 1/4 inch of space on top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2013
I think this recipe is a great basic without any added perservatives. I also place 1/2 teaspoon butter to keep batch from foamimg and added jalepeños for an extra kick to a few of my batches ( 1 cup). You can decrease the jalapeõs to taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2014
Overall, I think this recipe was good, with just some minor tweeking. I did a second batch of this but cut the sugar in half. The first batch with 5 cups of sugar was simply overpoweringly sweet. I wasn't able to taste the lovely apricot, just a mouthful of sugar zings! Other than that, It gelled beautifully and the color is vibrant... just needs less sugar! Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2014
Overall, I think this recipe was good, with just some minor tweeking. I did a second batch of this but cut the sugar in half. The first batch with 5 cups of sugar was simply overpoweringly sweet. I wasn't able to taste the lovely apricot, just a mouthful of sugar zings! Other than that, It gelled beautifully and the color is vibrant... just needs less sugar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2013
I think this recipe is a great basic without any added perservatives. I also place 1/2 teaspoon butter to keep batch from foamimg and added jalepeños for an extra kick to a few of my batches ( 1 cup). You can decrease the jalapeõs to taste. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2017
I made this recipe with a bunch of overripe apricots that I got from the farmer's market. Because it was overripe I cut the sugar down to 3 cups. The reason for the 4-stars is that I think 6 cups of sugar would've been way too sweet, even without the apricots being overripe. I had considered using a recipe with added pectin, but decided against it and the jam thickened up just fine. Just as an fyi - less ripe fruit contains more pectin. I did add about 1/2 cup of chopped jalapenos and cinnamon to 1/2 the batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2015
I have made apricot jam many times AND this recipe as written is delicious and easy to make. I give it a 5 star rating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2018
I left the skins on. Gave the jam a little more texture. It’s very good. I just got a thumbs up from my trucker son!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2016
I loved this! The only change I made was substited the sugar with 1.5 cups of honey (that's why I didn't give it 5 stars because of the sugar in the recipe) and it was perfect. Not to sweet, the sweetness from the apricot was enough plus the sourness from the lemon. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2016
Hope it sets up right now is quite thin. But finger lickin good so far Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
This was so easy to make and I found something to do with all of my fresh apricots! It's the first jam I made so thanks for the simple yet delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2014
Great recipe! I threw in half a jalapeño to add a little kick! Cut the recipe in half and it made three jars. Read More
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