Homemade Dried Apricot Jam

Southern Kitchen
Homemade Dried Apricot Jam

Serves: 48 1-tablespoon servings

Hands On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours and 0 minutes


1 pound dried apricots

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

3 cups water

1/2 cup orange juice


In a food processor, finely chop apricots.

In a slow cooker, combine apricot pieces, sugar, water and orange juice. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook on high for 3 or more hours, or until preserves have thickened to desired consistency, stirring every half-hour or more (the mixture will continue to thicken as it cools). After stirring, place some preserves on a plate and watch to see if it thickens after 5 to 10 minutes.

Place the jam in sterilized jars and refrigerate if you will be using it within several weeks. For longer storage, employ proper canning techniques.


Per tablespoon: 52 calories (percent of calories from fat, 1), trace protein, 13 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, trace fat (no saturated), no cholesterol, 1 milligram sodium.

About the recipe

A colorful and flavorful apricot jam is perfect for any time of the year. 

A food processor quickly chops the apricots, although you can do it by hand.