Pineapple-Apricot Jam

Pineapple-Apricot Jam

Flecked with snippets of tropical fruit, this jam is a delight for gift givers and receivers. Once you try a spoonful, you'll agree that the little taste of paradise in every jar makes this jam such a popular present.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

 

About 5 half-pints jam

1
jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and 1/3 cup syrup reserved
1
can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained
6
ounces dried apricots, cut into fourths (about 1 cup)
1/4
cup water
3 1/2
cups sugar
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin (from 6-ounce package)
  1. Chop cherries; set aside. Heat reserved cherry syrup, the pineapple, apricots and water to boiling in Dutch oven, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apricots are tender.
  2. Stir in sugar, lemon juice and cherries. Heat to rolling boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in pectin.
  3. Immediately pour mixture into hot, sterilized jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars. Seal immediately; cool. Refrigerate or freeze up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.
Makes About 5 half-pints jam
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Gifts for Giving
This brightly colored jam doesn't need much to say Merry Christmas all by itself. Simply: Use fancy cut-glass jars and homemade decorative labels to add that sparkle. Top it off with a piece of decorative fabric or paper, and tie with a matching ribbon. Package it with a holiday tin filled with apricot jeweled scones.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 tablespoon)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 0mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 0g;
Exchanges:
  • 1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.