Sugar Free Apricot Jam

sugar free apricot jam

Step into the world of wholesome indulgence with our Sugar-Free Apricot Jam, where the natural sweetness of 12 succulent apricots takes center stage. Picture waking up to the golden glow of morning sunshine, spreading this luscious jam on warm, whole-grain toast, or swirling it into a bowl of creamy Greek yogurt. The possibilities are as endless as the orchards where these apricots ripen, inviting you to savour the essence of summer in every spoonful.

What is the difference between jam, jelly, preserves and compotes?

Jam – Jams are thick and chunky, made by cooking crushed or chopped fruit typically with sugar

Jelly – Jellies, however, are smooth and clear, crafted from fruit juice and sugar without any fruit bit however American jelly does resemble jam much more than English jelly.

Preserve – Preserves sit in the middle ground, offering a balance between smooth jelly and chunky jam. They feature whole or large fruit pieces in a sweet syrup, delivering a textured spread that bursts with fruity goodness.

Compote -A compote is a chunky fruit sauce made by simmering fresh or dried fruit with sugar and spices, creating a versatile and flavourful addition that can be enjoyed both sweet and savoury dishes and often served warm. It’s a delightful blend of sweetness and texture.

Is apricot jam healthy?

Our Sugar-Free Apricot Jam isn’t just a delectable treat—it’s a nutrient-packed addition to your daily repertoire. Bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, apricots contribute to eye health, radiant skin, and a robust immune system. By steering clear of added sugars, this jam keeps the calorie count low, making it a guilt-free companion for your breakfasts and snacks.

Do you have a diet restriction?

This sugar free apricot jam is:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Fat Free
  • Low FODMAP
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Ultra Processed Food Free

Ultra processed food free recipes are recipes that use ingredients where no additives have been used. This will include ingredients that can be made at home to be UPF free such as stock cubes, sauces and seasonings.

Step 1: Blanch apricots

Start by bringing a pot of water to a gentle boil. Carefully place each apricot into the boiling water for 30-60 seconds. The brief dip is the secret to easy skin removal. Immediately transfer the blanched apricots to a bowl of cold water to halt the cooking process.

Once the apricots are cool, peel off the softened skins. The blanching not only enhances the fruit’s texture but also makes peeling a breeze. Revel in the sensory experience as you reveal the vibrant, juicy flesh.

sugar free apricot jam

Step 2: De pit apricots

Extract the pits from the apricots with precision. A small knife works wonders for this task. Gather the pitted apricots, ready to transform into the star ingredient of our sugar-free jam.

Step 3: Stew the apricots

Take a small saucepan and introduce the apricot party. Add a splash of water to kickstart the stewing process. The gentle simmer allows the apricots to release their natural sweetness. Stir occasionally, letting the magic unfold.

As the apricots soften to perfection, grab a masher and gently mash them to your desired consistency. Whether you prefer a smoother jam or love the texture of fruit bits, this step ensures your jam suits your taste.

sugar free apricot jam

Step 4: Store or serve

Once mashed to perfection, transfer the jam into an airtight jar. This step preserves the freshness and flavour. Seal the jar and place it in the fridge, where the jam will patiently await its moment to shine.

After the short chilling period, your sugar-free apricot jam is ready to grace your breakfast table. Spread it on toast, swirl it into yogurt, or get creative with your culinary endeavours like my super yummy apricot chicken recipe. Every dollop is a taste of homemade, healthy indulgence. Enjoy!

sugar free apricot jam

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Sugar free apricot jam variations:

  1. Spiced Bliss: Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm and aromatic twist.
  2. Citrus Burst: Elevate the flavor with a splash of freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice.
  3. Vanilla Infusion: Stir in a drop of pure vanilla extract for a subtle, sweet undertone.
  4. Chia Seed Boost: For added texture and nutrition, mix in a tablespoon of chia seeds.
  5. Mixed Berry Fusion: Combine apricots with a handful of mixed berries for a colorful and diverse jam experience.
Can I freeze sugar free apricot jam?

Yes, you can! Portion the jam into freezer-safe containers, leaving room for expansion, and freeze for up to three months.

Can I use frozen apricots for this recipe?

While fresh apricots are ideal, you can use frozen ones. Thaw them before blanching to maintain the jam’s perfect consistency. They may also cook quicker.

Is this jam suitable for diabetics?

Absolutely! The absence of added sugars makes it a diabetic-friendly choice. Remember not to over do portion sizes as fruit does still contain a lot of natural sugars.

Can I customize the sweetness level?

Certainly! Adjust the sweetness by adding a touch of your preferred sugar substitute during the stewing process.

sugar free apricot jam

Sugar Free Apricot Jam

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Whip up a delightful Sugar-Free Apricot Jam with just 12 apricots! Simple blanching, stewing, and mashing for a healthy burst of fruity goodness
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, seasoning and sauces
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 34 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 apricots

Instructions
 

  • Blanch apricots in boiling water for 30-60 seconds.
  • Peel the softened apricots.
  • Remove pits from the apricots.
  • Place pitted apricots in a saucepan with a splash of water.
  • Stew apricots until soft.
  • Mash apricots to desired consistency.
  • Transfer the jam to an airtight jar.

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