Yes you can use dried apricots to make jam! This has beautiful color and flavor. I have dried California Blenheim apricots from Apricot King shipped to me in Washington and they are wonderful.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
144
Yield:
10 cups
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Ingredients

144
Original recipe yields 144 servings
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Directions

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  • Soak apricots in boiling water in a bowl until hydrated, about 30 minutes. Blend apricots, remaining water, and vanilla extract in a food processor, working in batches, until blended but still slightly chunky.

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  • Combine apricot mixture with pectin in a large pot over medium heat; cook until just boiling. Add sugar and lemon juice; boil until sugar has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the apricot jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4-inch of the 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 10 minutes.

  • Remove jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool, about 1 hour. 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.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a food processor or a Vitamix blender then you can finely chop the apricots and then soak them for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2014
Way too much sugar. I only added 1/2 cup of Stevie. No pectin so added a 1/2 teaspoon of agar. Simmering under low heat for 15 minutes or until the jam thickens up. Good recipe. We used 500 grams of dried apricots and 2 large cans of apricots in heavy syrup. We discarded the syrup. Good recipe. No bwb bath. Just put in Ball pint jars and into the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
Way too much sugar. I only added 1/2 cup of Stevie. No pectin so added a 1/2 teaspoon of agar. Simmering under low heat for 15 minutes or until the jam thickens up. Good recipe. We used 500 grams of dried apricots and 2 large cans of apricots in heavy syrup. We discarded the syrup. Good recipe. No bwb bath. Just put in Ball pint jars and into the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2013
MMMMMM Love this. I used 6 Tbls of my homade citrus pectin I canned yesterday and added 1 tsp cinnamon. This will be great holiday food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
Thank goodness I found this recipe as I don't know what I would have done with the organic unsulfured dried apricots my husband brought home one day. They sounded wonderful but they tasted terrible...so I made apricots into jam! I didn't have any pectin so I grated in an apple and used a bit of tapioca flour to help it congeal. I also used almond extract as I had more of that on hand than vanilla. Finally I only had enough apricots to make about a cup of jam so I just popped it in the fridge when I finished making it and we enjoyed it for the next week. All in all a lifesaver...thank you Cookin4Six! for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2015
I followed the recipe exactly. It tastes just like dried apricots so if you like dried apricots you'll love the jam too. Like Jessica Paige I made it solely to use up some unappetizing looking dried apricots. I've used up all he jam now and I like it so much that I went out and bought dried apricots so I could make another batch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2019
Really good jam! I used 2 packets of gelatin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
I make a lot of fruit jams every year and I LOVE dried apricots and apricot jam so I thought I'd see if there was a recipe for Dried Apricot Jam on the Web. Sure enough here it is on All Recipes!!! This is a delicious jam made exactly as written and I've received rave reviews from everyone I've gifted it to. I'll be making a large batch in the next couple of days and canning it in a boiling water bath for gifts at Christmas and all year round! Oh yes and a few for my husband and me as well!!!; ) Can't wait for this and some strawberry-rhubarb jam too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2018
I made this. I got this huge bag of dried Turkish apricots from Amazon because I got tired of buying my jam fro Walmart. Was really impressed. On thing that should be on the recipe is once you start combing the apricots and sugar you have to constantly stir the mixture. The bottom of mine got burnt twice. I only had the pot on medium and it says to has to boil. I will be much more careful on the next batch. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2019
To reduce sugar by half go ahead and substitute flavored liquor in place of lemon juice and omit vanilla. I used peach schnapps. You may add more sugar if fruit was tart but keep it at 4 cups maximum. Then it s five stars plus. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2019
Delicious but we also cut the sugar in half. Read More