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Apricot Amaretto Jam

This thick, chunky apricot jam was my grandma's recipe; it's lovely to make something for my family and friends that she made for hers! —Linda Wegner, Robinson, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 half-pints


  • 4-1/4 cups crushed peeled apricots, (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter, optional
  • 1/3 cup amaretto


  • In a Dutch oven, combine apricots and lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and pectin; stir into apricot mixture. If desired, add butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in remaining sugar. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat; stir in amaretto. Cool jam in Dutch oven for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle hot mixture into eight hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

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  • Jeffrey
    Oct 25, 2019

    I made this yesterday. It came out very good. it could have benefited from more Amaretto though. I put in 1/2 cup and it could have still used more. I did use dried apricots; I didn't see anything about 'sulfered' - see below from another review. I used 2, 12 oz packages of dried apricots, put them in a saucepan, covered them with water, and let them come to a gentle boil. Crushed (OK pureed) them with immersion blender and measured 4 1/4 cups of fruit. Then followed the rest of the recipe.

  • steznurse
    Jul 13, 2019

    These jam is very good. I am not much of an apricot lover but the flavor of this jam has converted me. I initially made one batch. It was so good that I can't wait to make another one. My husband wants to just eat it with a spoon.