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Kidspot Kitchen

Apricot jam recipe

This homemade apricot jam is made in the microwave and is a great way to cook with in-season fruit. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 lemon
  • 500g apricots, stones removed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar


Use a sharp vegetable peeler; peel 6 strips of rind off the lemon. Juice lemon. Place these and the chopped apricots into a large microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes until the mixture is boiling. Stir in the sugar and then cook a further 20 minutes on HIGH, until the mixture has reached setting point. (You can test the setting point of jam by placing a spoonful on a chilled saucer and then running a spoon through the centre. If the jam stays in two halves, it is set.)

Transfer to a clean jar with a lid and keep in the refrigerator.


This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot,New Zealand's best recipe finder.