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Apricot Preserves

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Apricot Preserves

  • Author: Alexandra Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 00:15
  • Cook Time: 00:15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups 1x


Apricot preserves are easy to make and capture the magic of this summer fruit.



2 pounds apricots, pitted and coarsely chopped

3/4 cup sugar

Zest of 1/2 lemon

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Prepare fruit:

Combine the apricots, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl. Mix well and let sit for a few overs or overnight.

Cook the preserves:

After the fruit has macerated, put it in a pot and bring it to a boil on medium heat.

Turn down heat to maintain a vigorous boil, stirring frequently.

After about 10 minutes the fruit will start to break down, becoming glossy and leaving residue on the side of the pot. This is a sign that it’s almost done. Add vanilla and let boil for a few more minutes. Ladle preserves into a sterilized jar and store in refrigerator or freeze