Apricot jam with vanilla


Apricot jam with vanilla
A really flavoursome apricot jam, minimally sweetened, with a hint of vanilla and the discreet crunch of the almond-like kernels.
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Last modified on: July 14th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:ApricotJamAlmondsKernelsVanillaLemon
For 750 g, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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39 min.4 hours25 min.5 hours 4 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1
Apricot jam with vanilla : Photo of step #1
Mix 50 g caster sugar with 15 g jam gelling agent in a bowl.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Rinse and dry 550 g apricots.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Cut the apricots in half and keep the stones to one side.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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It is not essential, but the jam will have a better texture if you remove the small hard area where the stalk was attached (shown by the arrow).

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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Cut each apricot half into 4 and put in a bowl.

Weigh the prepared fruit to be sure of the correct amount of sugar and gelling agent. If you don't have 1 kg of apricots, recalculate the correct weight using this little calculator:
Apricots : grams

Stage 6 - 4 hours
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Add 350 g caster sugar, mix rapidly, then cover and leave for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
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If possible, extract the nutty kernels from the apricot stones.

Set aside.

Stage 8
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After the apricots have been left to steep with the sugar, the juice will have made a syrup.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Tip the contents of the bowl into a high-sided pan (ideally a jam kettle) on high heat and bring to the boil.

Stage 10
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A lot of froth will form to begin with; this is quite normal.

Stage 11 - 15 min.
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Then the froth will subside or reduce to just a thin coating on the fruit. This is the sign that it's sufficiently cooked.

You can remove any remaining froth with a skimmer.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
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Ad the sugar+gelling agent mixture to the pan with the juice of ½ lemon, amonds, and the inside scraped from ¼ vanilla pod.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Bring back to the boil, stirring from time to time. Continue boiling for 3 minutes and your jam is ready.

Stage 14 - 4 min.
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Divide out into jars and put the lids on while still hot.

Stage 15 - 1 min.
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Turn the jars upside down so that the remaining air in the jar passes through the scalding hot jam to sterilise it.

Stage 16 - 2 min.
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Turn right way up and leave to cool before storing in a cupboard. There is no need to refrigerate this jam.
Remarks
If your apricots are not very ripe, you can cut down or leave out the lemon juice.

Do you like the idea of almonds in jam? If so, add the same weight (or more) of flaked almonds to the apricot kernels.
Keeping
Several months.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,928 Kcal or 8,072 Kj6 gr476 gr0 gr
96 %2 %45 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
187 Kcal or 783 Kj1 gr46 gr0 gr
9 %<1 %4 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 750 g : 4.67 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
ApricotsApricots: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stewed apricots, Crisp apricot and pistachio tart, Dried apricots, Apricot and almond cream tart, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Prune Far, "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Lemon tart, Apple Tatin Terrine, Caramelized pear custard tart, ... All
Jam gelling agentJam gelling agent: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Jelly-style plum jam, Passion fruit jellies, Blackcurrant jelly, Apple paste, Windfall apple jelly, ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon and lime cakes, Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad, Mushroom buckwheat pancakes, Windfall apple jelly, Belle-helene in a glass, ... All
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