What says comfort like a slice of freshly baked bread slathered with butter and homemade jam?
I’ve been experimenting with a few jams this Summer and this one has become a family favorite. The combination of blueberries-nectarines-lemons works beautifully and I’m sure you’ll agree that the result is delightfully scrumptious. Simple to make, this recipe doesn’t use pectin, but you can certainly use pectin if you prefer a shorter cooking time.
Late crop varieties of apricots are still being harvested for a couple more months, so grab a few along with some frozen or fresh blueberries, a lemon, and you’re all set to go!
Let’s get started!
Wash, pit and dice the apricots and add them to a stock pot along with the blueberries and lemon juice and zest.
Add the sugar.
Bring it to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer uncovered until the temperature reaches 220 F on an instant read thermometer.
Use a spoon to scrape off and discard the foam.
Ladle the hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace from the top.
Secure the jars with lids and process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
I use and recommend the Granite Ware Enamel-on-Steel 9-piece Canning Kit:
Remove the jars and let them sit undisturbed for 24 hours then store them in a dark, cool place. They will keep for at least one year.
- 5 cups chopped apricots (about 2 pounds)
- 1½ cups frozen or fresh blueberries
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- 4 cups sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a medium stock pot and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the temperature on an instant read thermometer reaches 220 degrees F (about 1 hour). Remove from heat and use a spoon to scrape off and discard the foam.
- Ladle the hot jam into hot sterilized jars leaving ¼ inch headspace from the top. Secure with lids and process for 10 minutes in a water bath. Remove the jars and let them sit undisturbed for 24 hours, then store them in a dark, cool place. Will keep for at least one year.
Wonderful flavor! I had to sub nectarines as it’s too late for apricots but boy was this good. I also used sure-jell to speed the process a bit. Thank you for this yummy recipe❤️
Kimberly Killebrew says
Thank you so much, Lowgad, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Fabulous jam! I made it with the low sugar sure-jell. Best flavor. I had to sub nectarines for the apricots as I missed their season. Great recipe ❤️
I increased the blueberries to 2 cups and added a sure jell low sugar pectin PKG. To save the one hour of simmering I followed the cooking directions at both steps per the box directions. Your combination is delicious with the lemon zest, apricot and blueberries 🫐 Thank you!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Thank you, KelliSue, I’m happy you enjoyed it and thanks for the info on using the low sugar pectin!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist says
This looks wonderful. I love homemade jams. Great combo of flavors.
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
Love homemade jams! This one sounds so good!
Two of my favorite fruits combined. I love this and will keep in mind (Pinterest) for next year.
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
The flavor combination sounds great! Thanks for sharing. :)
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
I love all the ingredients that go into this, so I’m sure the jam tastes amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Stacey @ Bake Eat Repeat says
I love making jam, but haven’t started on my canning frenzy that I do every fall yet! Everything just keeps going in the freezer to make jam out of when I have time. Love this combination – I”ll have to try that this year!
melanie bauer says
Love this fruit flavor combination!
I love canning! This looks like a delicious combo.
Oh Yum! This sounds delicious. I loved my moms apricot jam growing up, this looks like a good grown up version.
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
I’ve made a fair number of small batches of jam but have never combined fruits like this. I love it!
Back for Seconds says
I have never made my own jam but this looks seriously amazing!