A fresh jar of dried apricot jam sits next to an English muffin slathered with jam. In the background a wire basked full of rolls and roses waits for a hungry guest.
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Quick and Easy Dried Apricot Jam

Bursting with flavor, Dried Apricot Jam is easy to make in the cool months and perfect for Christmas gifts. No pectin is required and the jam is ready in 35 minutes. It is perfect for using up dried apricots you have on hand or to make as a special gift for Christmas, Mother's Day or a birthday. This recipe makes 1 1/2 pints.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: caning
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 12 oz dried apricots
  • water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar can sub white


  • With a kitchen scissors, cut two apricots in half at a time. Cut the halves into three pieces each so each apricot is cut into six pieces each. (Can be cut smaller if you prefer smaller chunks in your jam.)
  • Place the chopped apricots into a 4 cup measuring cup. Add water to the 4 cup line.
  • Dump all that into a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat. Add the salt and simmer for about 30 minutes until the apricots are tender and the jam coats a spoon. Stir in the brown sugar.
  • Decant into ½ pint jars and refrigerate for several weeks or freeze for six months. Note, this jam does not have enough sugar to be considered safe for pressure or water bath canning.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 511IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg