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MCP Fresh Apricot-Pineapple Jam Recipe
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MCP Fresh Apricot-Pineapple Jam Recipe

45 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
Make any time of year feel like summer with our MCP Fresh Apricot-Pineapple Jam Recipe. This apricot-pineapple jam recipe is a sweet and tart delight.
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144 servings
Original recipe yields 144 servings
5-1/2 cups prepared fruit (buy about 2-1/2 lb. fully ripe apricots and 1-1/2 fully ripe medium pineapples)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 box MCP Pectin
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
8 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
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Let's Make It
1
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 well before filling.
2
Pit unpeeled apricots. Finely chop or grind apricots. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared apricots into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Cut peel and core from pineapple; finely chop the fruit. Measure exactly 2-1/2 cups prepared pineapple into saucepot with apricots; mix well. Stir in lemon juice.
3
Stir pectin into prepared fruit mixture 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 full rolling boil and boil exactly 4 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
4
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 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.)
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
How to Measure Precisely
To get exact level cup measure of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cup, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.
Tip 2
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 feet-increase processing time by 20 min.
Nutrition
Calories
50
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
5%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 13g
26%
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
Makes about 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each.
* 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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