If you have a lemon verbena growing in your garden or on your porch, try this deliciously lemon-flavored apricot jam.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 jars
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Finely chop apricots.

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  • Combine sugar and lemon verbena leaves in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until the leaves are fully incorporated in the sugar (the sugar will become light green).

  • Combine sugar-lemon verbena mixture and apricots in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 4 hours.

  • Inspect 4 jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  • Transfer apricot-sugar mixture to a large pot and stir in pectin. Slowly bring to a full rolling boil that does not stop bubbling when stirred. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  • Ladle apricot jam into the prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any spills. Top with lids and tightly screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart. Let rest for 24 hours without moving the jars. Gently press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

1068 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 269.9g 87% DV; fat 1.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 5.1mg. Full Nutrition
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