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This apricot jam mixed with sweet raspberries is delicious. No pectin is used in this recipe because it's perfectly made to be slather on your food naturally. This is an easy way to enjoy this fresh combination of summer fruits and make breakfast even more delicious!
Since becoming a jam-making fanatic, we have jam all over our fridge. I'm not the only person in this house who loves having jars of jam bumping into the milk container and the butter and the celery and the blueberries. Every one of my family members eats my jam, and that is saying a lot. It is just about the only food that we all love.
This jam combines two wonderful fruits that you can pick up in your grocery store or find at the local orchards and farmers markets. Raspberries are much more well known for their jam qualities but I implore you to continue listening. Apricots, a yellow/orangeish stone fruit is more similar to a plum than a peach but they are a little tart. The raspberry nicely compliments this fruit and keeps the sweet from overtaking the tart and vice versa.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!
HOW TO MAKE APRICOT RASPBERRY JAM
It's time to make small batches of this jam recipe because tart apricots and raspberries deliver a fresh, tasty jam perfect over breakfast!
In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine:
8 to 9 apricots, seeded and cut into small pieces
2 cups raspberries
Add the sugar.
Stir, smashing the raspberries with the back of your spoon, folding any white foam into the mixture as you continue. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the pan and bring to a boil the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent scorching your jam. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes, up to 20 to reach the desired consistency.
Divide the jam between 3 pint-size jars. Close the jars and allow the jam to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
This is a perfect jam topped on your favorite breakfast foods!
In place of cutting the apricots into small pieces, you can put your food processor to use and pulse them until they are coarsely broken up.
Add the zest of a 1/2 of an orange to your saucepan as you cook for a slightly more complex flavor.
To enjoy this recipe with a slightly healthier version, feel free to reduce the amount of sugar used as these fruits can be quite sweet on their own. Otherwise, another alternative is to substitute out sugar for coconut sugar, erythritol or honey. For 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 cup honey.
HOW TO ENJOY APRICOT RASPBERRY JAM
Topped on pancakes
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