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How to make delicious apricot jam: The 3 best ways

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Homemade apricot jam
Homemade apricot jam

Apricots are very healthy fruits, they contain a whole set of vitamins necessary for the body – A, B, C, E, P, PP, and they are also high in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, and iodine. The most important thing is that they can be eaten in any form, made into delicious jam, jellies, compotes, ice cream, and flavored pies.

The FoodOboz editorial team will share with you 3 delicious apricot jam recipes that will be the best treat on a cold, winter evening.

1. Apricot jam with slices

How to make apricot jam deliciously and correctly at home

Ingredients:

  • apricots - 1 kg
  • sugar - 3 cups
  • water - 1 cup

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash the apricots thoroughly, divide them into 2 halves, and remove the pit.
  2. Make the syrup: mix sugar and water, and bring to a boil over low heat.
  3. Pour the apricots with hot syrup, and leave for 1-2 hours to infuse well so that they release the juice, and stir occasionally.
  4. After the time has elapsed, pour the syrup and juice back into a suitable container and cook until it boils.
  5. Afterward, pour the syrup over the apricots again, put on the fire, and cook until boiling, pour into sterile jars, and preserve.
  6. Be sure to turn the jars upside down, cover them with a warm cloth, and after they have cooled completely, transfer them to a cool, dark place.

2. Thick apricot jam with cinnamon and lemons

How to make thick apricot jam

Ingredients:

  • apricots - 1.5 kg
  • zest - 1-2 tsp.
  • lemon juice - 4 tbsp.
  • sugar - 600-700 g
  • cinnamon - 1 stick

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash and stone the apricots. Then cut into slices, sprinkle with sugar, and leave for 1-2 hours to let the fruit juice out.
  2. Grate the zest, squeeze the juice from the lemon, add everything to the apricots along with the cinnamon, mix thoroughly, and cook until it boils another 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the finished jam into tanks and preserve.

3. Apricot jam with orange

Apricot jam

Ingredients:

  • apricots - 1 kg
  • oranges - 2 pcs.
  • sugar - 500 g

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash and halve the apricots, and remove the pit.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the oranges.
  3. Put the apricots in a large saucepan, preferably with a thick bottom, pour the juice, cover with sugar, stir, and leave for 1 hour to let the juice boil.
  4. Then cook over low heat, be sure to crush the apricots with a wooden spoon to make a smooth puree, mix thoroughly, and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Whisk the finished jam with a blender until smooth, transfer to sterile tanks, and let it cool completely.
  6. You can preserve it or simply cover it with a nylon lid and refrigerate. It can be stored in this way for up to 2 weeks.
Only choose ripe fruit for apricot jam

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