Easy Apricot Jam Recipe with no Canning Required!

Did you know that National Apricot Day is January 9th? Did you even know that National Apricot Day existed? No? Me neither! Seriously, though, I love apricots and almost always keep them in my pantry for a quick, healthy snack. Dried fruit has tons of fiber and since it is relatively high in sugar it satisfies my craving for sweets without making me feel too horribly guilty. When I was at Sprouts Farmers Market a few days ago, I picked up a pound of dried apricots to use in this homemade jam recipe. I don’t make a lot of homemade jam because I am just not all that excited about canning things. I’ve tried. I’m not very good at it! But, rest assured, this easy apricot jam recipe require zero canning, no pectin, and has only a few simple ingredients.

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Wondering what you would actually do with this apricot jam? Well, obviously putting in on toast is a good start but have you ever considered putting homemade jam in yogurt? A huge tub of plain, organic yogurt is actually pretty cheap. Top a bowl of that organic yogurt with a dollop of this apricot jam and you have a breakfast that is lightly sweet and loaded with calcium and protein. It is a truly delicious way to start the day!

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While I was making this apricot jam, I did notice that the orange juice kind of bubbled over no matter what I did. The burner got a bit sticky but cleaned up quickly with hot, soapy water. I recommend using a decent size pot when boiling your apricots and keeping the temperature down low enough that the liquid is just barely bubbling. A small pot and rapid boil will result in a bit of a mess!

I hope you enjoy this jam recipe and are looking forward to a year of clean eating with me! If you love apricots, try out my Apricot Cream Cheese Coffee Cake for a special treat.

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Easy Apricot Jam Recipe

Yields 4 one cup servings

Easy Apricot Jam Recipe

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried apricots
  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Place apricots and orange juice in large sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Turn heat down until mixture is simmering. Cover most of the way.
  4. Cook 30 min and remove from heat.
  5. Let cool to room temperature
  6. Pour orange juice and apricots into a food processor and puree until smooth.
  7. Return to pan and stir in lemon juice, nutmeg and ginger
  8. Stir until blended
  9. Pour into clean containers with tight fitting lids
  10. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.
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  1. Oh my goodness! This looks incredible! My Grandma had apricot trees in her backyard when I was growing up and just thinking about apricots makes me think of happy childhood memories. I am now allergic to fresh apricots, so I love that this uses dried. I think I MUST make this!
    • How interesting that you are allergic to fresh apricots and not dried! It is certainly delicious...let me know how it works for you!

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