Apricot Jam Recipe (Refined Sugar Free)

    apricot jam in a jar with apricots and fruit leaves next to it

    This apricot jam recipe is a simple and easy way to preserve ripe, sweet apricots at their prime without the use of any refined sugar.

    Normally, most jam recipes rely on table sugar to help bind the fruit together and turn it into the sticky sweet substance that jam is. For this apricot jam recipe, we use a type of pectin that excludes the need for sugar. You can find this pectin at many standard grocery stores next to other pectin products.

    To make this apricot jam, you’ll also want to use the best apricots you can get your hands on since the apricots are truly the star ingredient here in this recipe. With the addition of pectin, lemon juice, and some pure apple juice, you’ll be able to create a lovely homemade apricot jam.

    If you have a canning kit at home, then you can sterilize your jam jars, fill them with the apricot jam, then can them properly so that the jam lasts for a year or two. Otherwise, you can simply fill a jar with this apricot jam, refrigerate it, and enjoy it for about a week.

    You can also freeze the jam in freezer-friendly containers to enjoy a few months later if you can’t consume all of the jam within a week. Just make sure you label and date your frozen jam so that you know how long it’s been sitting in the freezer.


    Cook time: 20 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Add all of your ingredients to a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir everything together, then once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low so that it's just simmering.
    2. Cook the jam until the apricots have wilted and become tender. The jam should look thick and be slow to fall off your spoon.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from superhealthykids.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.