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Almond Apricot Jam

 Almond Apricot Jam
There's no added sugar in this jam, so even if you're watching your diet, you can enjoy it on your morning toast," notes Mary Fenske of Bricelyn, Minnesota. "There's no need to wait for harvest season to make it either, since the recipe calls for dried apricots. I often give this chunky spread as a gift to my four grown children and 10 grandkids."
32 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup diced dried apricots (8 ounces)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the apple juice and apricots; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until apricots
  • are tender. Remove from heat. Mash until desired consistency. Stir
  • in almond extract and cinnamon. Pour into a pint jar. Cover and
  • refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: One tablespoon equals 29 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fruit.