MCP® Apricot-Pineapple Jam

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(7) 6 Reviews
Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
Servings

About 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Fresh apricots, canned pineapple, lemon juice, sugar and fruit pectin are cooked briefly then processed in a canner for scrumptious homemade jam.

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  • Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain jars well before filling.
  • Chop finely or grind unpeeled and pitted apricots. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add crushed pineapple and lemon juice.
  • Stir pectin into prepared fruit in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Return to a full rolling boil and boil exactly 4 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
  • Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 min. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

How to Measure Precisely

To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.

Altitude Chart

At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase processing time as indicated: 1,001 to 3,000 feet - increase processing time by 5 min.; 3,001 to 6,000 feet - increase processing time by 10 min.; 6,001 to 8,000 feet - increase processing time by 15 min.; 8,001 to 10,000 - increase processing time by 20 min.

Servings

  • About 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 50
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • nailfile |

    This tastes just like the jam my grandma and mom used to make. My family loves it!

  • dragonflynanc |

    I have been making this recipe for over 30 years. Due to health issues during the last few years, I have not made any. Boy have we missed this. I believe it is my all time favorite jam/preserves. I too could just eat it right out of the jar with a spoon. LOL I have missed out on apricot season on occasion, it is a rather short season. The combination of the apricots and the pineapple is sublime. I am not a real fan of apricots, they are ok, but combined with the pineapple in this recipe, wonderful, heavenly almost. It turns out such a beautiful color, as well. Even if you are not big on apricots, you might very well love this recipe, give it a try. Follow the recipe exactly. They don't have it in with the other recipes in the package of pectin anymore, used to be there, many, many years ago.

  • steen71688 |

    I made this jam as directed except for substituting fresh pineapple. I used 2 cups finely chopped pineapple plus 1/2 cup canned pineapple juice. Will make again using canned pinepple to see if there is a difference. This is the best jam, everyone raves about it, even people who don't normally like jam. My husband wanted a whole jar and a spoon. I plan on making this again at least once or twice to have supply for us and for everyone else that wants a jar. I got 10 eight ounce jars. Perfect spreading consistency, the taste is incredible and the color is gorgeous. What else can you ask for?

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