We have apricots coming out of our ears over here! Good thing we don’t mind a bit! This Apricot Jam is real popular in our house.I stopped buying other fruit, so that we could make a dent in our massive pile of apricots! Today for lunch we had apricots, toast with apricot jam, and Triscuits with apricot jam…..and a few carrots. There was no complaining to be had! My kids are constantly asking for this jam. It’s great, because I don’t feel bad about giving it to them since there’s only a little bit of honey in it as the sweetener.
I made it pretty much just like I make my strawberry jam and blueberry jam. Instead of using maple syrup I used honey. I used slightly less lemon juice, and I still added the vanilla. My husband and I were comparing two batches, one with vanilla and one without, and it was really hard to say which one we liked better. So, if you are a vanilla lover go ahead and add it in. I always add it in at the very end, so you can taste it beforehand to see if you like it better without.
Homemade jam is one of my favorite things. It’s so fresh, and you can put it on so many things. We make PPJ sandwiches, we put it in a tortilla, on toast (of course I like it best on Homemade Honey Whole Wheat Bread), on Triscuits, really the sky is the limit! I really should get into canning so that I could have it all year around, instead of just having SO much right now, but that sounds like a lot of work so….
If you do want to freeze this, you will have to add pectin to it. I can save this for about two weeks in the refrigerator.
I tried to get my daughter to just look up for a second, and she couldn’t do it, so I decided this captures her love of it better!
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- 2 cups fresh sliced apricots
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- *optional- chia seeds or flaxseeds for texture
- In a saucepan add the apricots, honey and lemon juice over medium heat.
- Let the apricots come to a boil, start mashing with a potato masher.
- Let boil until it's thick, and you are scraping it on the bottom of the pan. It starts to look very jelly.
- Add the vanilla and chia seeds or flaxseeds if desired.
- Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Set aside and let it continue to thicken.
- You could make this part the night before.