No Sugar Apricot Jam
Or should I say, no added sugar, considering the fruit sugar. Either way, this jam was so easy, I don’t know why I haven’t been doing it for years.
This recipe actually came from my mom. She first gave us a box of apricots the other day, that needed to be used ASAP! Then she told me about some new pectin in the stores that do not require adding sugar to your fruit. It specifically says on the box, “No sugar needed.”
- 6 cups of fresh pitted apricots
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 box “No sugar needed” pectin
- 1/4 cup concentrated apple juice
- 3/4 cup water
Mash up the apricots with a potato masher or a fork, then add them along with the rest of the ingredients to a large saucepan.
Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Then remove from heat and cool.
Finally, put it into jars and straight into the fridge! No canning required!
MMMM, and you know what it tastes like? Apricots! Tangy and delicious, not sickingly sweet. Apricots are supposed to be tangy!
We pick up our Japanese friends from the airport today! We are excited. I asked Anna what she and her friend wanted me to pick up at the grocery store. She’s so cute, her reply was
Hi, this is Anna. Today is Monday morning (10:10) in Japan. But I’m still sleep… Because I’m excited too!! I couldn’t be sleep.
Dinner menu is anything OK. But, my friend can’t eat “sea foods” And I can’t eat milk, cheese and butter. We have their allergy. We’re so sorry
Isn’t she cute?
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Good luck avoiding milk! Let me know if you need any tips/substitutes–I know all about milk allergies!
I’ve avoided making jam because of all the added sugar. Now, I can do this! Did you find the pectin at the regular market? I’ll have to check it out at my next trip.
Enjoy your visitors! They will have a wonderful time, I’m sure!
Yeah, it was at the regular store, right on the shelf next to the other pectins.
My Japanese girls are sleeping! They were practically up for 40 hours by the time they got here!!
Our first exchange “allergic” to tomatoes and cheese – unless they are on pizza 🙂 She was darling.
Perfect – thank you for this post! I just ordered 25 pounds of organic apricots to arrive next Monday and wanted to make jam without sugar. Your post came at the perfect time!
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Do you peel that apricots first?
No peeling! 🙂 Super easy.
What about the pits?
The pits should be removed.
can you freeze this jam, in what kind of containers,
how long to keep in fridge or freezer?
my apricot trees produced loads of fruit.
Lucky you!! I do freeze it, and I use those freezer safe plastic containers- you can find them by the canning supplies.
Can this recipe also be canned/jarred? Would I put them in a hot water bath? Thanks much! The tree is loaded, and I’ve never made jam before… 🙂
You say “no canning at this house” but can this jam be canned rather than frozen?
Yes Kathy- We’ll be sharing more canning ideas this fall for sure. But definitely follow official canning guidelines to make sure there is no spoiling. A great resource is http://foodinjars.com/
Hi there, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post. It was inspiring.
Keep on posting!
What does “through everything in a pot…” mean?
yikes! Should say throw! I’ll fix it.
So no peeling..I just wash my apricots then take the pits out and just throw them in the pot w/the ingredients? ! Sounds so easy, thank you!
Wait, can I use this same recipe for a “no added sugar” strawberry jam too?
I would think so Nina!
I never peel apricots!! So, yeah, just take the pits out. super easy!
I cup of Unsweetened Apple Juice has 28 grams of sugar (frutose from fruit) and 29 carbohydrates!!! That is Not healthy…..
Can I replace the apple juice with a sugar substitute like stevia? I’m low carbs and can’t do apple juice.
Laura, I think that substitution would work just fine! Please come back and tell us how it turned out for you. 🙂
How long does your apricot preserve last in jars in refrigerator? Not due to not eating but last as far as not becoming spoiled?
Hi there, thanks for reaching out. I would try to use this jam up within two weeks.
Thank goodness for your mom
The recipe was incomplete
Hi Gail, thanks for pointing this out. I added the rest of the recipe to the post.
Do you have a recipe for grape jam
Hi Manny, thanks for reaching out! We don’t have a recipe for grape jam at the moment. (We do have one for blueberry though: https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/blueberry-chia-jam-recipe/)
We would like to know if this will work to freeze? I know we can freeze regular pectin jams & preserves. Curious if the pectin for no sugar form will also work. Doing this today!
They should freeze just fine! Hope you enjoy this recipe! Let us know how it turns out. 🙂