What Is Apricot Jam?
Apricot Jam is a kind of jam made with ripe and fresh apricots. Apricots are boiled together with sugar and lemon juice. It is then stored in jars. Thanks to the large amount of pectin in sugar and lemon juice, it takes on a jelly-like consistency.
Pectin is a carbohydrate found naturally in the skin or seed of the fruit. Pectin helps jams gel. Ripe fruits contain more pectin. However, the amount of pectin in apricots alone is not enough for gelation. It contains enough pectin and acid to gel, along with ingredients like added sugar and lemon juice.
Do I Need To Peel The Apricots?
Apricots have a thin and smooth skin. In addition, since the peel contains pectin, it helps the jam harden. Therefore, apricots do not need to be peeled in jam making. However, they can be peeled according to preference.
How To Serve Apricot Jam?
Apricot jam has a sweet-sour taste and goes well with many sweet and savory dishes. Use this jam to make fruit tarts, cheesecakes, or donuts. Glaze barbecue chicken, salmon, or ham with apricot jam. Spread over the hot chicken wings. Serve it with ice cream or cottage cheese. Enjoy the flavor contrast by adding a spoonful of apricot jam to the peanut butter sandwiches. Pour over the top of French toast, pancakes, or waffles as a sauce. Mix it with oil, vinegar, and seasonings for a sweet salad dressing. Also, use jam instead of sugar in sweet cookies.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Apricot Jam:
- Homemade Rye Bread
- Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Glazed Salmon
- French Toast
- Homemade Bagel
- Linzer Cookies
- Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes
- Classic French Beignets
- Italian Zeppole Doughnuts
- Vanilla Ice Cream
How To Store Apricot Jam?
Apricot jam will harden and thicken as it cools. After cooling, you can store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Sterilize the jars before putting in the jam. Then put the jam in the jar and close the lid. Do not fill the jar completely. Soak in the water bath for about 20 minutes. Store it in a dark and cool place. Once you open the jar of homemade jam, store it in the refrigerator.