Easy Apricot Jam
Here’s the perfect topping for English muffins or toast. It’s so simple to make my homemade jam, you’ll want to share it with all your friends. —Geri Davis, Prescott, Arizona
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
- 16 ounces dried apricots
- 2-1/2 cups orange juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- In a large stockpot, combine apricots, orange juice and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and ginger. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- Rinse four 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. Puree apricot mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Spoon into containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 61 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Easy Apricot Jam in Country Woman July/August 1994