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How to Make your own Apricot Jam Recipe and Plum Jam

Canning Apricot Jam Recipe

My Mother-in-Law is in town and we decided to share how to can our apricot jam recipe with you! The wonderful thing about where I live is that we have an abundance of fruit trees that are in FULL bloom in my backyard. So, while we were picking apricots, we also decided to pick plums and make a plum jam recipe too!

You Will Need...

  • Mason Jars
  • Canning Tongs
  • Fruit
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Pectin
  • Ice
  • Water
  • Pots for your stove
  • A grandma----errrrr, I mean a mother in law----- :)
Estimated Time:
  • Step 1

    Step 1: gather all of the ingredients listed above the video Step 2: sterilize your jars and keep them warm in the diswasher Step 3: bring a pot of water to a boil and add the apricots. Keep them in there for 60 seconds.
  • Step 2

    Step 4: remove the apricots from the boiling water and place them in an ice water bath Step 5: remove the skin and pits from the apricots (the skin will easily peel off now!) Step 6: measure out 5 cups of apricots in a measuring cup
  • Step 3

    Step 7: combine the dry ingredients (pectin and sugar) Step 8: in a large pot over the stove, combine the water, apricots, sugar pectin, and lemon juice Step 9: boil the mixture for about 20 minutes Step 10: add the hot mixture to your warm jars (don't fill it to the tippy top though- leave a little space) Step 11: place the lids on the jars tightly Step 12: submerge the jars into a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes
  • Step 4

    Step 13: carefully remove the jars and let them cool

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