The market stalls are full of seasonal fruits so it wouldn’t hurt to take advantage of them to prepare tasty and healthy jams.
Prepare jams from natural ingredients and try to give up the sugar content to fully enjoy the nutrients that the fruits in the jams have.
This sugar-free homemade apricot jam recipe that I will present below is the healthy version of the classic jam that we have all avoided in recent years, precisely because of the addition of 1: 1 sugar in most recipes.
This sugar-free apricot jam is not so sweet, but it is much healthier. The secret is to use apple juice that contains pectin and will help both the preservation and gelling of apricots.
• 500 ml of very sweet apple juice
• 2 kg apricots (1.7 kg without seeds)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Method of preparation:
1. Wash the apricots well and remove the stalks and seeds
2. Pour the apple juice into a large bowl and simmer until reduced by half
3. Add the apricots
4. Add the vanilla essence and lemon juice
5. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Because I wanted a well-gelled apricot jam, I boiled the jam 2 times for 30 minutes, with a cooling interval. That is, boil for 30 minutes, let it cool, and boil and then cool
6. When it reaches the desired consistency, turn off the heat and pour the jam into sterilized jars.
7. Close the jars tightly and immediately place them with the leaf up (10 min), to form a vacuum; then return to the normal position and allow to cool slowly, in Dunst, and transfer to the pantry.
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Of course, I kept it a little and aside to test it. It is a little sour but with the taste and aroma of fresh apricots. The color is nice, and the consistency given by the apple pectin is very good.
The jars with this sugar-free apricot jam are kept in the cool pantry. After opening a jar, it must be kept in the refrigerator.
The fact that it does not contain sugar makes it suitable for any diet, children, or diabetics.