Marmellata di albicocche

Apricot jam

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1.2 litres

    • Difficulty


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

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If you don’t have a special jam saucepan, use a large heavy-bottomed non-corrosive pan (such as stainless steel). It is better to fill smaller and more jars with jam as, once opened, they must be kept in the refrigerator and consumed as soon as possible. See note on preserving.


  • 1.2 kg (2 lb 10 oz) ripe apricots
  • grated zest of


Wash the apricots, cut them into pieces and discard the pips. Put them into a saucepan with the lemon zest and water, and bring to the boil. Cook for about 15 minutes on a medium heat to soften. Add the sugar and continue cooking on a low heat for another hour or so, stirring frequently to prevent it from sticking. Some time toward the end of this cooking time, use a hand-held processor to puré