Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Apricot Jalapeno Jam

This apricot jalapeno jam recipe is all over the internet and for good reason.  It is really delicious.  Really the best tasting hot pepper jam I have ever had. It is akin to sweet chili sauce with less spice.  You can easily turn it into sweet chili sauce by adding garlic, ginger...  And as a bonus it is a really quick jam to make.

Apricot and Jalapeno Jam

6 cups sugar
1/4 cup red jalapeno
1 red bell pepper
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped
2 cups cider vinegar
3 ounces liquid pectin

In a blender combine vinegar, jalapenos and red bell pepper.  Blend until peppers are chopped up.  Hand chop the apricots (if you put them into a blender they would just turn into paste.)  Combine all the ingredients, except the pectin in a large pot.  Bring to a boil.  Stir the mixture.  It should be at a boil that can not be stirred down for five minutes.  Remove from heat, let sit two minutes.  Add pectin and stir.  Pour into sterilized canning jars and seal.  Process in a hot water bath for 10 to 15 minutes depending on your altitude.

*Have your pot that you will process the jars in ready with hot water.  Your jars will be hot so you want your canner to be hot too.

**Also, people have suggested putting in a couple drops of food coloring.  I wouldn't- its just beautiful without it.


Megan said...

The color is beautiful! I want to make some for Christmas hostess gifts! Plus I want some for me! ;)

Lynda said...

This is beautiful jam and I wouldn't use food coloring either.
Apricot and jalapeno together sounds delicious!

kat said...

I just love fruit & pepper jam! I did fig jalapeno this year & think it might be my new favorite.

Anonymous said...

Oh, now that's a sweet and spicy combo I wouldn't have thought to try- How creative, and tempting! love that vibrant orange color, too.

The Blonde Duck said...


Mimi said...

Apricot is my favorite jam and spiced up a bit with jalapenos sound incredible.

Amy said...

Do you know if I can substitute powdered pectin for liquid? I have the no-sugar needed fruit pectin, and would like to use it...but I'm a jam-making novice. Help?!?

Lori said...

Hi Amy- it has been my experience and according to a few things I have read, that you can not substitute dry pectin for liquid pectin. Maybe it would work. I have never taken the chance. I know that probably if you research long enough you may be able to find a recipe similar to this one here using powdered.

Amy said...

thanks for your help! off to buy liquid pectin...