Apricot Jam

Trust you all had a fantastic beginning to new year. Taste of Mysore starts with a sweet beginning too. Blogging Apricot Jam made from 1kg of fresh Apricots :)

Ingredients :

Fresh Apricots - 1kg
Sugar - approx 3/4 kg
Pectin- 1/2~3/4 tsp depending on the consistency of the jam required

Wash apricots and pat them dry. Deseed them. Blend them in a juicer blender to get thick pulp. If you want a chunkier jam, blend half of the fruit and cut the rest of the lot into small pieces.

Measure fruit pulp and fruit. If your fruit pulp measures 600ml, take 400ml of sugar. Use the same measuring cup to measure sugar also.

Take pulp (and cut fruit if you are using) in a thick bottomed vessel.  Bring it to boil. Add sugar when you see Apricot pulp changing its color. Keep boiling till sugar is well dissolved. Taste the mixture. If you want add more sugar to increase the sweetness of the jam, please do so. Once you are happy with the taste, add 1/2 tsp~3/4 tsp pectin to the boiling apricot sugar solution. Reduce the flame and keep stirring till the solution starts to thicken. Switch off the stove and let it cool in the same vessel. You can add little more pectin if the mixture did not attain jam like consistency.

It is little tough to say how much pectin is exactly required for the jam. It all depends how do you like your jam. Do you want a runny jam then it takes less pectin, you want a thick jam then add more pectin. For 1kg of fruit pulp it does not take more than 1 tsp of pectin.

Happy Valentines Day to all my readers and visitors


notyet100 said...

Jam looks delicious,..glad to see ur post after such a long time,from where did u get pectin ?
Wish ya happy valentines too,..:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Apricot jam looks so amazingly delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

Cham said...

I haven't made jam with pectin- citrus are in full season here, should try to preserve.
The jam looks glossy and perfect!

Aarthi said...

WOW..I love this..Thanks for posting it Dear..


Kannada Cuisine said... Apricot jam...glaze some strawberries with the jam...heaven in a mouthful

Reva said...

Jam looks amazing..:) Loved the homemade versions..:)
Glad to follow you..