Savor the flavor of apricots and strawberries—in season or out—by capturing their flavors in this easy freezer jam.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 112 servings
3-1/4 cups prepared fruit (buy about 1-1/2 lb. fully ripe apricots and 1 qt. fully ripe strawberries)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 box MCP Pectin
1 cup light corn syrup
4-1/2 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
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Let's Make It
Rinse clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
Pit and finely chop unpeeled apricots. Measure exactly 1-1/2 cups prepared apricots into large bowl. Stem and crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Measure exactly 1-3/4 cups prepared strawberries into bowl with apricots. Stir in lemon juice.
Stir pectin into prepared fruit mixture in bowl. Let stand 30 min., stirring every 5 min. Stir in corn syrup. Gradually add sugar, stirring until well blended. Stir an additional 3 min. or until sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)
Fill all containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
How to Measure Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into metal or plastic measuring cup, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.
Jam or Jelly Didn't Set?
Every once in a while, you may find that your jam does not set the way you expected. If your efforts resulted in a runny batch, try our Remake Directions to improve your finished jam. If your jam still doesn't set, you can always use it as a glaze or syrup.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
About 7 (1-cup) containers or 112 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.