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Toast slathered in apricot freezer jam with a bowl of jam next to it and fresh apricots in the background on a turquoise plate.
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Apricot Freezer Jam Recipe (No Refined Sugar)

Apricot FreezerJam Recipe is a quick small batch recipe without sure jell or refined sugar.Made with fresh apricots, honey, ginger and lemon and ready in 15 minutes.Fabulous on top pancakes, toast, ice cream and much more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 tablespoon
Calories: 38kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • sauce pan


  • 1 pound apricots fresh or about 6 – 8 apricots – when chopped = 3 and ¼ cups
  • cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1.5 inch ginger knob, fresh finely grated


  • Slice apricots in half, remove pit from apricots and roughly chop. Leave the skin on as it will disintegrate during the cooking process.
    Chopped apricots on a cutting board and one cup filled.
  • Add chopped apricots, honey, zest of lemon and fresh ginger into a pot and cook over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the apricots start to break up and still have little chunks. If you do not like the texture with little chunks of tender apricots, just cook for a minute or 2 longer until smooth.
    Step by step showing adding honey, ginger and lemon zest to apricots and cooking over the stove in a pot.
  • Allow to cool.Enjoy!
    Top down shot of Apricot freezer jam on toast and in a bowl on a blue plate.


Small Batch Freezer Jam
This recipe makes about 1.5 cups cooked (give or take) Apricot Freezer Jam. It really depends on how large the apricots are. A pound of apricots is usually between 8 – 10 apricots but ours were very large (Costco Large—smiling) and we used only 6 and it was about a pound or 0.45 kg.
How do you know when a nectarine is ripe?
They will give slightly when pressed in your hand and smell sweet and aromatic at the ends of the fruit. If the apricot is over ripe that is better than being under ripe for this recipe. If you use under ripe apricots, they will not be as sweet and will need more honey.
What is the best way to remove the pit from an apricot?
Slice the apricots in half lengthwise and just use either a knife or your fingers to remove the pit. When the apricot is ripe and ready, the pit will be easy to remove. If the apricots are not very ripe, the pit will be more difficult to remove.
How do you keep apricot jam from turning brown?
lemon zest
How long does homemade apricot jam last made with honey?
7 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer in a freezer safe container.
This Apricot Freezer Jam Recipe is not a recipe for canning but only for immediate use or store in the freezer. The reason being is that it does not have the sugar content like an original sugar laden jam recipe. Granulated sugar and sterilization of tools and jars need to occur for the canning procedure to be safe. Granulated sugar actually helps preserve the jam and prevents spoilage. However, honey has a lower glycemic load and does not spike your glucose levels as fast as granulated sugar. 


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg