Apricot Ambrosia Jam


Discover the golden delight of Apricot Ambrosia Jam, a delectable spread that captures the essence of sun-ripened apricots in each jar. This homemade jam offers a perfect blend of sweetness and a hint of tartness, creating a luscious and versatile condiment that elevates your breakfasts, pastries, and culinary creations.

Apricot Ambrosia Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 33 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 8 g


  • Fresh apricots, halved and pitted (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (500g / 1.1 lbs / 17.6 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Water (100ml / 3.4 oz)
  • Pectin (optional, for thicker jam) (5g / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Apricots: Chop the apricots into small pieces.
  2. Macerate the Fruit: In a large pot, combine apricots with sugar and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook the Mixture: Add water and lemon juice to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add pectin for a thicker jam, if desired, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Test for Doneness: Place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  6. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Selecting Apricots: Choose ripe, but firm apricots for the best flavor.
  • Skimming Foam: Remove any foam to ensure a clear jam.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for longer shelf life.


Can I use dried apricots?

Fresh apricots are recommended for this recipe to capture the full flavor.

How long does apricot jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make the jam with less sugar?

Yes, but adjust according to your taste, keeping in mind sugar helps with preservation.