Recipe by tasb
I just made this up. I wanted something different than the usual apricot jam so I added some almond extract and cinnamon. When you open the jar you can smell the almond but it isn't overpowering. They both are mostly a background taste. It is a softer jam but not syrupy. Great on bread with peanut butter. UPDATE: It did jell up after about a month.
Top Review by 4my4girls
We have made this jam twice and it has turned out perfect both times. (last time was 28 pints) We use less sugar then the recipe calls for, but our apricots were very ripe and sweet. excellent tasting jam that reminds me of Christmas. The kids love it.
- 5 cups apricots, chopped
- 1 (57 g) box Certo, pectin crystals
- 5 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon butter or 1⁄4 teaspoon margarine
Directions See How It's Made
- Pit, do not peel ripe apricots. Finely chop or pulse in food processor.
- In a large saucepan stir together prepared fruit and Certo Crystals.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add all the sugar, almond extract, cinnamon and butter.
- Return to a hard boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat. Stir and skim any foam to prevent floating fruit. Pour into warm sterilized jars to 1/4 inch from rim. Cover with lids and screw rings on tightly.
- Notes: I process my jam in a boiling water bath, for 5 minutes, to ensure the seals. One year I didn't and had to throw out a lot of jam because the seals failed.
- To sterilize I wash and rinse jars, lids and rings. I put the jars and rings on a cake pan in a 225°F oven before I start. I simmer the lids in water.
- Times are a estimate; it took about 1/2 hour from start to finish.