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Ultimate Low Sugar Apricot Jam Recipe

Simple to make jam recipe. Not only you will enjoy but truly love. It’s sugar free, natural and delicious!.

Sugar-free-apricot-jam-2-SunCakeMomUltimate low sugar apricot jam recipe could come handy in summertime when you accidentally bump into boxes of ripe fruit that can’t be resisted. It could easily happen when you are walking in the farmers market. After your first successful attempt of making jams (like this sugar free strawberry jam) you will be so eager to make more that you can’t wait to have some ripe fruits like apricots in your hands.

Make sure to have  all the equipment you need before you start:

  • 4-5 medium size jars with matching lids. I always save and recycle empty jam jars for different reasons. So this time they came handy. Don’t worry if you don’t have any at home, you can always pick up a nice set.
  • A big and a medium size saucepan:
  • The big saucepan to sterilize jars and lids
  • The medium saucepan to cook apricots in
  • Wooden spoon
  • A sharp knife
  • Ladle
  • Jar grabber to pick up hot jars and lids. You’ll need them to put jars and lids into the saucepan and take them out without burning yourself.
  • Kitchen towel
  • Tea-towels (as many as the jars that you want to wrap them in)

Ingredients:

  • 6.6lb / 3kg Ripe apricots
  • ½ cup / 100ml  Liquid (to pour in the saucepan at the beginning of the cooking process) it can be any fruit juice of your preference or water.
  • 6 tablespoon Honey

How to make it:

1. Rinse apricots in cold water.

2. Peel and stone apricots. Here’s my little trick that makes peeling easier. Just before you want to peel the apricots, drop them into boiling hot water and leave them there for about a minute. As soon as you take them out of water skin comes off almost immediately.

Apricots in hot water - Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

3. Put peeled, stoned, halves apricots into the big saucepan. Pour orange juice or water into the saucepan too. Bring it to boil in medium heat then add the honey.

Cleaned apricots - Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

4. Whilst the jam is cooking, use your time to sterilize jars and lids. It is an important step if you don’t want your jams to go off before time. After you washed and rinsed jars and lids put them into a medium size saucepan of hot water. Bring the water to boil with the jars and lids in it. Keep them in for 10 minutes to sterilize.

Sterilizing the jars- Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

5. Meanwhile don’t forget to stir the jam. After 10 minutes take jars and lids out of the water using jar grabber. Be careful not to burn your fingers.

Sterilizing the jars 2- Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

6. Dry jars and lids properly. Make sure there’s no water stays in them.

Pairing the lids with jars - Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

7. After about 40 minutes apricots should be soft and ready to put into jars.

Ready to be fillied into jars - Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

8. Use a ladle to spoon jam into jars. When jar is almost full, screw lids on top and stand jars upside down for about 5 minutes.

Keep it upside down - Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

Keep it upside down - Ultimate low sugar apricot jam recipe - SunCakeMom

9. When jam is settled turn jars back straight up. Clean outside of the jars in case some jam accidentally spilled on it by wiping them with a wet sponge then dry with kitchen towel before you  wrap them into tea-towels. Try to make this process as fast as possible. Don’t let apricot jam cool. Instead keep them tucked in the tea-towels for a day. Make sure you keep them warm. Tuck them in a warm blanket and leave the jam to cool down there. This step might sound a little bit rare but it’s necessary otherwise your apricot jam will go off sooner than it should.

10. Here we are at the last step. After a day waiting we only have to label and decorate our ultimate apricot jam. And decide what we want to eat it with.Sugar-free-apricot-jam-1-SunCakeMom

 

The possibilities are truly unlimited, starting with the easiest buttered breakfast toast. Who wouldn’t want to start the day with something delicious but still healthy, completely sugar free? Finishing with any apricot base snack or dessert of your fantasy or simply pick one of our simple and delicious low carb recipes that are even suitable desserts for diabetics.

Mind that low sugar jams won’t last nearly as long as the sugar packed variety. Additionally it needs to be kept in a cool place closed from direct sunlight but this is the price worth paying for sugar free recipes.

Have you considered making sugar free condensed milk yet? If evaporated milk isn’t available in your grocery store but you are into low carb condiments then check this simple guide out!

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Ultimate Low Sugar Apricot Jam Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Simple to make jam recipe. Not only you will enjoy but truly love.
Course: Condiments
Servings: 4
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
  • 6.6 lb / 3kg Ripe apricots
  • 1/2 cup 100ml Liquid (to pour in the saucepan at the beginning of the cooking process) it can be any fruit juice of your preference or water.
  • 6 tbsp Honey (agave syrup, other sweetener or sugar of your preference.)
Instructions
  1. Rinse apricots in cold water.
  2. Peel and stone apricots. Here’s my little trick that makes peeling easier. Just before you want to peel the apricots, drop them into boiling hot water and leave them there for about a minute. As soon as you take them out of water skin comes off almost immediately.
  3. Put peeled, stoned, halves apricots into the big saucepan. Pour orange juice or water into the saucepan too. Bring it to boil in medium heat, add the honey and lower the heat.

  4. Whilst the jam is cooking, use your time to sterilise jars and lids. It is an important step if you don’t want your jams to go off before time. After you washed and rinsed jars and lids put them into a medium size saucepan of hot water. Bring the water to boil with the jars and lids in it. Keep them in for 10 minutes to sterilise.
  5. Meanwhile don’t forget to stir the jam. After 10 minutes take jars and lids out of the water using jar grabber. Be careful not to burn your fingers.
  6. Dry jars and lids properly. Make sure there’s no water stays in them.
  7. After about 40 minutes apricots should be soft and ready to put into jars.
  8. Use a ladle to spoon jam into jars. When jar is almost full, screw lids on top and stand jars upside down for about 5 minutes.
  9. When jam is settled turn jars back straight up. Clean outside of the jars in case some jam accidentally spilled on it by wiping them with a wet sponge then dry with kitchen towel before you wrap them into tea-towels. Try to make this process as fast as possible. Don’t let apricot jam cool. Instead keep them tucked in the tea-towels for a day. Make sure you keep them warm. I tuck them in a warm blanket and leave the jam to cool down there. I know this step might sound a little bit rare but believe me it’s necessary otherwise your apricot jam will go off.

  10. Here we are at the last step. After a day waiting we only have to label and decorate our ultimate apricot jam. And decide what we want to eat it with.

Recipe Notes

Have you got a favourite apricot recipe? Let me know below. I’d like to try.

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

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1 thought on “Ultimate Low Sugar Apricot Jam Recipe”

  • It looks easier than I ever thought! How long can you keep them without stuffing it full of sugar?

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