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  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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.

Where are apricots most popular?

Apricots are most popular in the Middle East and parts of Asia. Iran and Turkey are the world’s largest producers of ripe apricots.

What is the main ingredient of jam?

Typically, the main ingredient of jam is the fruit that is going to be making the jam. Strawberry jam, raspberry jam, and cranberry jam all have a different main ingredient in their names.

What is the best fruit for jam?

Almost any fruit can be used for jam! If you have a specific craving or desire for a fruit jam, you can make it from any fruit.

How long can jam last?

Opened jam can last in the refrigerator for up to two months. Unopened jam should be stored in a cold, dry place. There it can last for 2 years.

Homemade jam, a cup of tea, and a piece of homemade bread: these delicious treats is what reminds me of my childhood. We would make fresh fruit jams at home, have little pint jars lining the shelves in the pantry, jars filled with simple ingredients that make a delicious treat. In the evening after dinner, we’d sit at the table and enjoy this homemade apricot jam recipe with a spoon right out of the jar.

This classic recipe is brought to you by my childhood memories and it’s not the first time this will happen, either! I have so many recipes in store, more tasty recipes that you’ll love. Check out the rest of the site for these!

Now, let’s get back to this tasty jam.

Apricot jam is hands down one of my favorite jams of all time. It is light, sweet, and irresistibly delicious. Fresh apricots and a perfect amount of sugar make for the best topping on english muffins or any other treat you like to enjoy it on. Stone fruits really 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.

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 up 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.

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.

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

The versatility of this easy apricot jam recipe:

Need a buddy for your morning breads? Apricot jam is the perfect spread on toast or bagels. If you’re making stuffed french toast, try an apricot jam filling. Mmm.

Flavored yogurt. If you ever get bored from plain yogurt and don’t want the fruity ones from the store (because let’s face it, they aren’t necessarily healthy), then adding jam is a great solution. Especially this apricot jam.

Overnight oats. They’re all the rage, aren’t they? Try making some apricot flavored overnight oats. Just add a generous spoonful of this apricot jam on top of your tried and tested oat recipes.

Want to add flavor to your sauces? Add apricot jam. If you’re making a glaze to put on top of the steak, chicken, or other meat, adding this jam into the pan will really increase the flavor profile.

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!

If you’re looking for ways to use delicious jam, check out these jam bars. You won’t be disappointed!

What do I need to make this recipe?

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. If you want 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.

apricot jam ingredients with labels apricots water and sugar.

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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
Calories: 218kcal



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


  • Wash apricots, cut into pieces.
    2 lb fresh apricots,
    a pot filled with halved apricots.
  • First, make the syrup: On medium heat, add 1 pound of sugar and 2 cups of water into a large pot.
    1 lb sugar, 2 cups water
  • Stir occasionally till the syrup becomes clear.
  • Add the syrup to the apricots.
    a pot with halved apricots and water.
  • Put on heat and bring to a boil. Take foam out. 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,


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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