Quick and Easy Apricot Vanilla Bean Jam
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Quick and Easy Apricot Vanilla Bean Jam is the simplest, freshest apricot jam with loads of vanilla bean flavor. There's no special equipment, ingredients, or canning required, and you'll have delicious homemade jam in about 20 minutes!
Serves: 2 standard size jars of jam
  • 2 lbs. apricots, unpeeled, pitted, and cut into ½" slices
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice*
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla bean
  1. Place the apricots, sugar, orange juice, and lemon juice in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After a couple of minutes when the sugar has melted, cut the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds, adding them to the jam. Toss the vanilla bean pod in as well and continue to cook until the fruit is soft and the mixture has thickened, about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. The jam will not be very thick, but it will thicken as it cools. Store in air tight containers in the fridge and enjoy!
*Water may be substituted for the orange juice.

This jam is not as thick as your typical jam. If you like it thicker, you can cook it longer to reduce it down more, but lower the temperature to medium low and stir often to prevent burning.

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/quick-easy-apricot-vanilla-bean-jam/