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Apricot Lemon Jam - Let's Jam # 3

Friday, July 6, 2012



The type of apricots we get here varies in quality. Some are sooour but fragrant after baking. Some are sweet but lose out on fragrance. Some are total flops, bland and dull.

This batch that I've got are total flops. Brings no sensation to the tongue and nose. Baking with them will not enhance them, eating raw is torturing. Making them into jam will be the perfect solution. With some help from the lemon, the jam becomes a pleasure to eat.

My MIL took one jar and my FIL enjoyed it a lot. He asked my MIL to check with me and asked her to get the same brand that I did. My MIL told him, it's Wendy brand. LOL.


Apricot Lemon Jam
Recipe source; WendyinKK

500gm apricot (flesh weight, skin on)
350gm sugar (just use granulated sugar, it’s cheaper!)
1 lemon, zested and juiced

1. Mix everything together and let it sit for 30 minutes or until the sugar melts and the apricots soften.
2. Place a ceramic saucer/plate into the freezer.
3. Bring to a boil on medium heat and reduce heat to medium low or low. (the jam should be still be bubbly)
4. Cook until the apricots turn mushy.
5. Place a drop of the jam on the frozen saucer and put it back into the freezer. Check the drop of jam after 2 minutes. If it forms soft wrinkles when pushed, the jam is ready. (I usually don’t wait for 2 minutes to push for wrinkles, but when I feel the jam is gel like enough and feels cushiony, I stop cooking. I know it’ll further set when totally cooled.)

Refer to this post on how to remove the stone



Actually I do have more jams or spreads in my collection.... let's wait for the next round  :)

11 lovely notes:

busygran July 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM  

I see you've been 'jamming' a lot lately. It's also a good way of not letting uneaten fruit go to waste! Thanks for sharing! I love the colours!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more July 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

busygran,
LOL. Oh no. I rarely post anything I made recently. This was made last year in August.
Marmalade was last year June.
Apple Butter was Jan this year.

Small Kucing July 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM  

yummy...ya saw some apricots being sold over here...maybe i should try out this. Have to peel away the skin is it?

Kimmy July 6, 2012 at 12:48 PM  

Wendy, any idea when is the apricot season? Lovely jam, I need a variety of jams to go with my loaf breads. I'll definitely try this one,too.

ICook4Fun July 6, 2012 at 1:01 PM  

I too just bought 2 pounds of apricot yesterday. I am thinking of making some jam out if it. Stone fruits are in season now.

Pete July 7, 2012 at 1:04 AM  

Good healthy home made jam.....durian one tarak kah?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover July 8, 2012 at 10:42 AM  

My family members are not jam person , so I don't make jam at home..Wendy , everything also you can make, outside shop all have to chap lap lor, hahaha..actually I also same , pickled veggie also made at home, hehehe ..I also cheapskate, always wait for Tesco good buy too.

The Experimental Cook July 8, 2012 at 10:34 PM  

the freezer test is absolutely brilliant. i would never have thought of that!

lena July 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM  

sounds like this is the most easiest jam to make of all that you posted last week.

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