Easy DIY - Homemade Apricot Jam

There is no happiness greater than enjoying hot buttered toast with a dollop of fresh homemade apricot jam. Dried apricots when used in making homemade jams impart a nice texture and a rich taste that can be enjoyed all year round on hot toasts or other baked treats.

This moderately sweet, homemade apricot jam is made without any pectin and can be made even by first timers. If you are looking for gifting goodies this holiday season, make this easy apricot jam in batches and bottle in cute jars. Attach a satin ribbon with a personalized message and see your loved one smile.


Ingredients:
  • 500 g dried apricots
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • lemon juice to taste
  • White Sugar as per taste

Time Taken- One hour twenty minutes + prep time
Makes- 5-6 small bottles

Chop apricots roughly and combine with water in a large bowl, cover and stand overnight. Next day, combine the apricots and the soaked liquid with the orange and lemon juice in a large pan. Bring to rolling boil, then simmer on slow flame for 20 minutes. Pour in the sugar and stir until it dissolves, then bring the mixture back to the boil. Without stirring too often, boil gently for about an hour until the jam resembles gel like consistency. Pour into sterilized bottle/jars and seal when cold. Gift to loved ones or use during meal times!

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