Recipe – Apricot Pineapple Jam #ApricotJam

07/19/2014 12:00 pm · 3 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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APRICOT PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE, quick and easy recipe that is a family favorite #Jam #recipe #Apricot

I posted this recipe back in 2010…. I made it again this year so I decided I would post the recipe in case you were looking for a good way to use your apricots.  Plus my photo skill have gotten much better over the years lol. Hope you enjoy this jam as much as my family does!

IMG_3392My Grandma use to make an Apricot Pineapple jam so I thought I would give it a try.

Apricot-Pineapple Jam

Makes 9 (1-cup) jars

  • 5 cups prepared fruit (about 2-1/2 lb. fully ripe apricots)
  • 1 can (15-1/4 oz.) crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries (optional I do not add them)
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 box fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell)

Boil jars on rack in large pot filled with water 10 minutes. Place flat lids in saucepan with water. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Let jars and lids stand in hot water until ready to fill. Drain well before filling.
Pit apricots; do not peel. Cut in small pieces and finely chop or grid. Add pineapple and syrup. Measure 5 cups apricotes, can of pineapple into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add cherries. Measure sugar and set aside.

Mix fruit pectin into fruit in saucepot. Place over high heat and stir until mixture comes to a full boil. Immediately add sugar and stir. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam with metal spoon.

Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8-inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Invert jars for 5 minutes, then turn upright. After 1 hour check seals.

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Apricots washed and pitted

IMG_3376I am not to big on “chunky jam” so we whipped ours.  Maleeya helped me…aren’t her tiny little hands cute.

IMG_3378Pineapple, Apricots and Pectin, mixed then added to the pot

IMG_3381Stirring and waiting to come to a boil

IMG_3383Started to boil so I added the sugar

IMG_3386Came back to a boil, cooked another minute…..now it is done cooking

IMG_3387I have my jars and lids HOT and ready to be filled

IMG_3388It is hot so watch out… Fill jars within 1/8 in of top (I should have filled mine up a little more)

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With a hot wet rag wipe the edged clean, if there is any jam on the side it may make it NOT seal.

IMG_3391Screw your lids on firmly.

IMG_3394Turn them upside down, for 5 mins

IMG_3395Mckeely was not too sure about this part…she thought I crazy for turning them on their heads. “Mom, what are you doing?”

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Turn them right side up, after they have cooled check to see if the have sealed…. all of mine did!!!! Yeah!  If they are sealed they will not make a popping noise anymore.APRICOT PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE, quick and easy recipe that is a family favorite #Jam #recipe #Apricot


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23 comments
Michelle Armstrong
Michelle Armstrong

Thanks! It looks so easy to make! Thank you for the photo's. That's so helpful!!

cozycall
cozycall

Its been my experience that the inversion method works just fine for short term (under 6 months) after that the lids start to lose their seal. Longer term needs water bath method.

CathyB
CathyB

I grew up canning and have always canned as an adult. It is really not hard at all! Just an FYI for your readers - anytime you are not going to use a water bath for at least 10 minutes (like when you use the upside-down method with jams) you should pre-sterilize your jars by boiling them for at least 10 minutes. I think the instructions with the pectin tell you this, but just wanted to mention it. Good job with the jam - it looks yummy!

William Thomas
William Thomas

Thank You for encouraging everyone to can, it's a great way to be more self sufficient and kids love food they help to prepare. wonderful blog, Thank You!

Sheri
Sheri

I noticed you put in the same granite we have at our house. You are going to LOVE it. I don't even notice stuff on them since it blends in until I rub my hands over them!

Sharon J.
Sharon J.

Your recipe sounds wonderful. I will be trying it. I made blueberry jelly a few weeks ago. I made two different batches, using two different recipes. One didn't set. So I'll use it for cheese cake or something that can have "runny" jelly.

Barb
Barb

Thanks for the receipe!! I have wnted to start canning, always seemed like to hard, I am going to try this!! Thanks for not giving up keep up the awesome work!!

Anna
Anna

Wow that looks great!! That's my favorite kind of jam. My mom always made it when we were small. Good Job:)

andrea
andrea

How long can they sit on the shelf unopened?

Jennie
Jennie

You make me excited for our apricot tree (which is only 4 feet tall).

Nancy
Nancy

The Ball Blue Book, found in the canning section in most stores, is a great resource for safe canning. It has easy step-by-step instructions for people who haven't canned before. I'd highly recommend it!!

Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media
Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media

Looks yummy. I was going to ask the same question as Amy. I've made freezer jam before but never made jam that can be stored in the pantry. I'm always nervous about doing my own canning.

Andrea
Andrea

Geez that looks good! I have never canned before, but I might have to make a go at it!

Joan Carlson
Joan Carlson

I bet you are sure enjoying your new kitchen with items like this! We recently finished our kitchen and every time I step into it and do a big project like jam I just go give my husband a big hug for providing me such a wonderful place! I made raspberry jam myself this weekend along with pickled beets. Wish the garden would start producing more.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Girl Child...you have no idea how jealous I am of you!!! lol Good for you ..that looks wonderful!!!! I have an idea you know how to whip up a mean buttered biscuit, too!! Good job!

Amy B.
Amy B.

I'm proud of you for sticking to it. I"d given up for sure.

Amy
Amy

I am really clueless when it comes to canning things. Do you just store these in your cupboard/pantry now, or do you have to freeze it? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

I am not sure the shelf life...but in the past I know they have been good for at least a year...but sure the official time

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Jam is one of the easiest things to can...you do not have to pressure cook or water bath...super easy! Good thing to try if you have never done it before

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Yes I can't wait to have a normal, functional kitchen...it will be well worth the work,

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Thanks Phonda... yes nothing is better than a hot biscuit with butter and home made jam

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Amy it is not a dumb question at all....you just store them in your pantry. Once they are open you will need to keep them in your refrigerator. You can make freezer jam (which I normally make) and it needs to stay in the freezer. Both ways are rather easy and yummy! Hope that helps, thanks for reading and commenting ...love to hear from my readers. Helps me remember why I blog.... have a great day! sarah

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