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.