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15 Minute Apricot Raspberry Preserves

These apricot raspberry preserves are done in just 15 min! So good as a sauce over pancakes, crepes and waffles! @natashaskitchen

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This quick recipe for apricot raspberry preserves would be perfect as a sauce for pancakes, ice cream, waffles, cake, yogurt and so much more!  I was so happy to figure this out. I wanted an apricot sauce for my crepes (recipe coming soon!) and this was perfect. It was quick and so easy! It literally took 15 minutes from start to finish.

The apricots maintain some of their chunky texture and the raspberries add a sweet tang and beautiful pop of color. P.S because this is a refrigerator jam, you don’t have to add a crazy amount of sugar, just 1/3 cup for a pound of apricots. It’s just delicious!

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Apricot Raspberry Preserves Sauce Ingredients:

1 lb ripe apricots, halved and pitted
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup fresh raspberries, optional

15 minute Raspberry Apricot Preserves

How To Make Apricot Raspberry Preserves:

1. In the bowl of a food processor add: pitted apricots, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar and pulse several times or until the apricots are coarsely chopped.

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2. Transfer the apricot mixture to the stove and lightly boil over medium heat, uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add more sugar to taste depending on how sweet your apricots were.

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3. Add 1/2 cup raspberries and simmer another 1-2 minutes or until raspberries are heated through and softened. Set aside to cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Lasts at least a week in the refrigerator.

These apricot raspberry preserves are done in just 15 min! So good! @natashaskitchenThese apricot raspberry preserves are done in just 15 min! So good as a sauce over pancakes, crepes and waffles! @natashaskitchen

15 Minute Apricot Raspberry Preserves

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
These apricot raspberry preserves are done in just 15 min! So good as a sauce over pancakes, crepes and waffles! @natashaskitchen
This quick recipe for apricot preserves would be perfect as a sauce for pancakes, ice cream, waffles, cake, yogurt and so much more! It literally took 15 minutes from start to finish. The apricots maintain some of their chunky texture and the raspberries add a sweet tang and beautiful pop of color. P.S because this is a refrigerator jam, you don't have to add a crazy amount of sugar, just 1/3 cup for a pound of apricots. It's just delicious!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: Varies by Season
Servings: 1 pint (2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ripe apricots halved and pitted
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries optional

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor add: pitted apricots, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar and pulse several times or until the apricots are coarsely chopped.
  2. Transfer the apricot mixture to the stove and lightly boil over medium heat, uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add more sugar to taste depending on how sweet your apricots were.
  3. Add 1/2 cup raspberries and simmer another 1-2 minutes or until raspberries are heated through and softened. Set aside to cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Lasts at least a week in the refrigerator.

Final Final Picmonkey Hashtag bannerThese apricot raspberry preserves are done in just 15 min! So good as a sauce over pancakes, crepes and waffles! @natashaskitchen

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  • Katerina
    June 18, 2017

    This preserve was excellent on crapes. Whatever was left quickly disappeared, my husband liked it in plain yogurt. I’m waiting for apricot season in Utah, so I can make a bunch and freeze some for winter, since the possibilities for its use are endless. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 19, 2017

      I’m glad you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing Katerina! Reply

  • Anna
    November 18, 2016

    Just looking at this picture I can almost smell it! Lol. It looks delicious. Makes me want summer back! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 18, 2016

      Ugh me too!! It was so chilly and windy today and that is exactly what I was thinking! I want summer back too! 🙂 Reply

  • Sandy
    June 26, 2016

    Would this recipe work to freeze? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2016

      Hi Sandy! I think it would work fine as a freezer preserve 🙂 Reply

  • Katie
    October 22, 2014

    This sounds delicious! How many jars would this make? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2014

      Since this recipe is a refrigerator preserves recipe, it only makes 1 pint (2 cups). Reply

  • August 22, 2014

    I got a whole big box of apricots when I visited my parents (your parents really remind me of them 😉 so I HAD to try this jam and it is wonderful. Love that it isn’t too sweet.
    My mom cracks open the apricot pits to get to the almond-like center. When she makes apricot jam she always adds a few of those to each jar. It gives a wonderful, slightly nutty aroma like amaretto 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2014

      I’ve never tried that before! So are your parents big into gardening also? Reply

      • September 3, 2014

        They are!! Too bad I live too far away to enjoy their crops more often. But my mom makes sure to give me lots of preserved/pickled items when we visit outside the season. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 3, 2014

          That’s so sweet of her to stock you up for the winter months 🙂 Reply

  • It was a matter of time before you posted something apricot, with all the harvest at your parent’s garden that you’ve been sharing on instagram! it must be delicious! My parents sometimes pulverize the apricots with sugar and serve it raw, like you would strawberry freezer jam, it’s also good 🙂

    I have been wanting to make apricot preserve, but all the homemade recipes tend to be very sweet for my taste. I like the storebought ones, they are usually not that sweet and have pectin in them. Do you or your family have a recipe for apricot preserves with pectin that’s not too sweet? I like them chunky and from the label of my favorite apricot preserve it looks like they add dried apricots, so that some of it has that chunky texture that doens’t cook into mush, which I thought was a pretty genius idea I thought 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2014

      I’ve seen several recipes that use dried apricots to add to the texture but I haven’t tried it myself. I guess I can with all the apricots that my parents dried; it’s like an entire barrel full! 🙂 I don’t have any pectin recipes currently, but it does sound interesting to experiment. You know what else sound cool (and I don’t know if it only works for red or darker berries), but I’ve seen bloggers use chia seed to thicken up refrigerator jams. Doesn’t that sound awesome and healthy? Reply

      • Nope, count me out for chia seeds. I have tried that stuff in my hot cereals, in smoothies, with yogurt, with strawberry fridge jam (like you mentioned) and I can not stand it anywhere. When it swells up with liquid it becomes like a little hard tiny jelly covered seed, that then gets stuck between teeth, around gums… lets just say, I have truly tried to like it and I don’t think there will be any friendships with that stuff anytime soon)))) But it does look like a lot of people eat it with different things…))) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          August 2, 2014

          That’s a bummer. We love chia seeds in our yogurt and smoothies. It’s so good for you. I actually like the jelly texture after it’s been in the liquid for a while. Have you tried Chia seed putting? Reply

  • July 26, 2014

    Oh I absolutely love this combination and the fact that it takes 15 mins. to prepare. I have such vivid childhood memories of the “jam making season” and my babushka completely taking over our tiny kitchen for days. It smelled wonderfully but was it ever HOT!! I think back in the day they didn’t make anything quick. 🙂 I love that you are adapting old recipes to our modern and hectic lives! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 26, 2014

      My mom makes jam every year too. She has a stove in her garage so he’s not heating up her house in the summer, but boy does it smell good in there! 🙂 Reply

  • I was wondering what you were going to do with all of those apricots! other than dry them or eat them fresh until you burst (of course)! This refrigerator jam looks super easy! I love that there isn’t that much sugar…which means I can mound more on my muffin. Pinned! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2014

      Thanks so much for pinning 🙂 I sure appreciate it! Definitely, more on the muffin! Reply

  • maria
    July 25, 2014

    Do you think this recipe would work for other fruits? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2014

      I think it would, just adjust sugar to taste and it may take longer for some fruits to thicken on the stove such as peaches which tend to let out more juice. Reply

  • Julia
    July 25, 2014

    What if I want to can this stuff, is more sugar needed? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2014

      You’ll want to add a little more sugar for preserving and you’ll want to sterilize the jars and follow a good canning technique. Also, make sure the mixture is boiling piping hot when transferring it to the jars. If you want to see my technique for peach preserves, click here: https://natashaskitchen.com/2012/08/26/country-peach-preserves/ Reply

  • July 25, 2014

    Gosh the COLOR in that jam is what’s making my mouth water right now! I really try to cut back on sugar – I know 1/3 cup isn’t that much, but could you substitute anything else for the sugar? Apple sauce? Agave Syrup? Looks amazing though and with all the fresh fruit around me now, I might just have to give this a try! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 25, 2014

      Thanks Pamela 🙂 I think agave or even honey would work well. Applesauce probably wouldn’t cut it :). Reply

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