Apricot and Date Jam

Apricot and Date Jam

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Apricot and Date Jam is a delicious spread that is perfect for toast, with ice cream, or as a dessert topping.
Servings: 3 lb
Calories: 1893


  • 2 lb fresh apricots
  • 8 oz fresh dates
  • 1 pint water
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 2 1/2 lb sugar
  • 1 oz butter


  • Halve and stone the apricots. Crack the stones and take out the kernels. Place the fruit and their kernels in a large saucepan.
  • Halve and stone the dates, removing and discarding their skins, and place them in the saucepan.
  • Pour in the water, add the orange rind and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the fruit, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Add the sugar to the jam and stir it over a low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Add the butter to the pan, stirring it in to disperse the scum.
  • Pot the jam in warmed pots and cover the surface of each with a disc of waxed paper, waxed side down. Leave to cool, then cover the pots and label them.
Calories: 1893 kcal
Carbohydrates: 469 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 84 mg
Potassium: 1297 mg
Fiber: 13 g
Sugar: 453 g
Vitamin A: 6085 IU
Vitamin C: 36 mg
Calcium: 86 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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