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How to Preserve Apricots in Jars - Low-Sugar

How to Preserve Apricots in Jars - Low-Sugar

This is the easiest, most straightforward way of preserving apricots. Not to mention it is very low-sugar.
Course Preserves/Canning Recipes
Cuisine American, German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 several jars
Calories 121kcal
Author Adina


  • apricots as many as you have
  • large jars about 800 ml/ 27 oz capacity
  • sugar 2 tablespoons for each jar
  • water


Sterilize the jars:

  • To prepare the jars, preheat the oven to 130 degrees Celsius/ 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Sterilize: Wash the jars and the lids very thoroughly. Place the jars on a baking tray and sterilize them in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Cook the lids in boiling water for a few minutes. Leave to cool slightly; the apricots and the water will be cold when added to the jars.


  • Prepare apricots: In the meantime, clean, halve and stone the apricots.
  • Fill jars: Place apricots in the jars with the bulge facing up. Add two tablespoons of sugar to each jar and fill with water. Put the lid on.

Can the apricots:

  • Can in canner if you have one.
  • If you don't have a canner: Take a large pot, large enough to hold your jars without them touching each other. Place a clean, folded kitchen cloth on the bottom of the pot.
  • Arrange the jars on top. Fill the pot with lukewarm water; about 2/3 of the jars should be immersed in water. Don't be tempted to fill the pot with hot water, or the jars, which are filled with cold water, might shatter.
  • Can: Bring the water to a boil, then cook for 20 minutes. Take them out of the water immediately (Caution HOT) and place them on a baking tray, for instance.
  • Cover them tightly with a blanket or several thick kitchen cloths and leave them to cool slowly until the next day.
  • Store: They will keep in the cool cellar or pantry for at least 6 months. I still have cherries and gooseberries I made last year, and they are still good.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g