Apricot Jam

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This apricot jam is not only fun to make, but it is also very delicious. 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. There's nothing like your own fresh jam on toasted Italian bread!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
50
Yield:
5 pints

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh apricots - peeled, pitted, and crushed

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 6 cups white sugar

Directions

  1. Mix apricots and lemon juice in a large pot over medium heat; add sugar and slowly bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Continue to cook and stir until apricot mixture thickens, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and skim foam off the top if necessary.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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, leaving 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.

  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place them 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 and the lid does not move up or down at all. Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
0g Fat
27g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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