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Homemade Apricot Jam with 3 Ingredients

The only ingredients you’ll need for this delicious apricot jam are apricots, sugar, and water. Whip a large batch of this jam to enjoy for days – or months if you store it in your freezer.

a spoon over a glass jar filled with apricot jam.

Homemade jam, a cup of tea, and a piece of homemade bread: these delicious treats remind me of my childhood. We would make fresh fruit jams at home, and have little pint jars lining the shelves in the pantry. In the evening after dinner, we love to sit at the table and enjoy this homemade apricot jam recipe.

Apricot jam is hands down one of my favorite jams of all time. It is light, sweet, and irresistibly delicious. We make it from simple ingredients. Fresh apricots and the perfect amount of sugar make for the best topping on English muffins, toast, or yogurt with granola.

Stone fruits truly do make the best jams! A great recipe is one that uses the freshest fruits. You can combine apricots with sugar and enjoy straight from the jar.

a glass jar with jam and a white bowl of jam with a spoon all on a striped towel.

Where and when can we find apricots?

I definitely do not have an apricot tree in my yard, but I know for sure that apricots can be found from June to August. They’re the perfect summer fruit, and apricot season means it’s also the season for many more fruits.

You can find this ripe fruit in any grocery store. I suggest that you buy juicy apricots at a local farmer’s market, and if not, the grocery store that will definitely carry organic fruits.

While you’re at it, you might as well pick some blueberries or strawberries for a blueberry jam, or a homemade strawberry jam! I can’t think of a more perfect way to enjoy fresh fruits.

Want to add flavor to your sauces? Add apricot jam. Increase the flavor profile of your steak, chicken, or other meats by adding this jam into the pan.
This 3-ingredient apricot jam is a must-have. There are just so many things you can do with it. But the best part? It all comes together easily – all in one pot!

Key Ingredients

Apricot jam key ingredients with black word labels- apricots, water, and sugar.

Apricots, naturally! Dried apricots will not be your friend here, so pick up some fresh ones.

Sugar sweetens this recipe up. (You’ll need about 1 lb, or 2.25 cups of sugar. For a sweeter jam, you can add more to taste.) A good jam is one that meets your taste standards!

Water will be needed to cook the apricots and sugar in.

Jars, because where else will you store the jam? You can use mason jars if you like. Don’t forget to give them a hot water bath to wash them.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Homemade Apricot Jam with 3 Ingredients

Step 1: Prepare the apricots

Wash apricots and cut into pieces.

Apricot in a soup pot.

Step 2: Make the syrup

Over medium heat, add sugar and water into a large pot.

Steps 3 & 4: Stir and add syrup

Stir occasionally until the syrup becomes clear.

Add the syrup to the apricots.

a pot with halved apricots and water.

Step 5: Cook and cool

Turn up the heat to high and bring to a boil. Take the foam off the top of the cooking jam. Turn the heat off and let the apricots cool down for about 10 hours or overnight.

apricot jam cooking in a soup pot.

Step 6: Reheat

Reheat the apricot jam again to boil. Into well-washed with hot water jars add the apricot jam. Enjoy!

Apricot jam in a glass jar on a wooden board.

Expert Tips

  • If you’re looking for ways to use delicious jam, check out these jam bars. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Apricot jam is the perfect spread on toast or bagels. If you’re making stuffed french toast, try an apricot jam filling. Mmm.
  • Prepare the jars ahead of time so that the canning process is smoother.

Recipe FAQs

How long can jam last?

Opened jam can last in the refrigerator for up to two months. Store unopened jam in a cold, dry place. There it can last for 2 years.

How do I store apricot jam?

Jars of jam lined the pantry when I was a kid. Naturally, don’t forget to store your jam jars in a cool, dark place.

Closeup of a glass jar with apricots in a spoon.

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Other fruit recipes to try

If you tried this Homemade Apricot Jam or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you enjoyed it in the📝 comments below. I love hearing from you!

a jar with apricot jam with a spoon.

Simple and Easy Homemade Apricot Jam with 3 Ingredients

No pectin in this jam! Homemade is the best kind of jam. It's so versatile and simple to make.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Jam, Russian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings10
Calories: 218kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 lb fresh apricots, cut, pits removed
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • jars with lids, washed in hot water

Instructions

  • Wash apricots and cut into pieces.
    2 lb fresh apricots,
    a pot filled with halved apricots.
  • Over medium heat, add sugar and water into a large pot.
    1 lb sugar, 2 cups water
  • Stir occasionally until the syrup becomes clear.
  • Add the syrup to the apricots.
    a pot with halved apricots and water.
  • Turn up the heat to high and bring to a boil. Take the foam off the top of the cooking jam. Turn the heat off and let the apricots cool down for about 10 hours or overnight.
    apricot jam cooking in a soup pot.
  • Reheat the apricot jam again to boil. Into well-washed with hot water jars add the apricot jam. Enjoy!
    jars with lids,

Notes

Use less sugar, or to your taste. 

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 1747IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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