Apricot jam for the winter: a simple step-by-step recipe

Apricot jam for the winter: a simple step-by-step recipe

Apricot jam
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Apricots can be enjoyed not only fresh. The fruit is great for preparations, like jam, for the winter. A simple step-by-step recipe that anyone can handle will allow you to cook it.

Required components:

  • apricots – 1 kg;
  • water – 180 ml;
  • sugar – 1 kg.

How to make apricot jam for the winter:

  1. To make apricot jam for the winter, sort out the fruits and remove the rotten ones, which are very soft and tough. Put the apricots in a bowl of cold water and leave for five minutes. Then rinse and put in a colander. Transfer the apricots to a towel and allow them to dry completely.
  2. Cut the apricots in half and remove the cores. Now weigh the fruits and measure the appropriate amount. Put the apricots in a jam jar or a large saucepan, sprinkle with sugar, and leave for 12 hours until the apricots release their juice.
  3. Pour water into the apricots, mix and put on medium heat. Gently stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is evenly heated and does not burn.
  4. When all the sugar has dissolved, leave the syrup to boil. Reduce the heat a little – the syrup should not boil much. Never skim the foam or you won’t get a pure syrup.
  5. Simmer the jam over low heat, stirring occasionally, 45-50 minutes. Check the readiness of the jam: put a drop of the syrup on the saucer, leave for a minute, then turn the saucer in different directions. If the jam is ready, the drop will not spread.
  6. Remove the jam from the heat, cover with a towel or cotton cloth and let cool completely. Transfer the cooled jam to clean and dry the jars and close the lids. Store it at room temperature.

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