Homemade Apricot Syrup Recipe

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homemade apricot syrup

I have an awesome apricot tree in my yard and this year it is just loaded with apricots. I love to make use of my apricots as much as possible. I make fruit leather, dehydrate my fruit, make smoothies, I have canned canned apricots, made homemade jam, and made homemade popsicles. I wrote this article last year to show 5 easy ways to use your produce. But this year I have come up with a few more that surprisingly are not very hard. You can use my apricot syrup recipe to make a syrup with any of your fresh or frozen fruit. Depending on the fruit you may want to add less or more sugar.

apricot tree

Wash your apricots. I like to use this fruit and vegetable wash and soak the fruit in water with a little bit if vinegar and then rinse. I love my single bowl under-mount sink for this!

Puree apricots and water in blender. I love to use my vitamix. Pour into medium saucepan. Add sugar, lemon juice and corn syrup or butter.

When canning my syrup I like to triple the recipe and use a large stock pot. A tripled recipes makes 6 quart jars of syrup.

Stir over medium high heat until sugar dissolves and it comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Skim.

Pour into hot sterilized canning jars to within 1/4 inch of the top.

apricot syrup canning bath

Place sterilized metal lids on jars and screw metal bands on securely. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

canning tools

After 10 minutes boiling remove jars from the bath and wait for them to seal. Be sure to have the right tools for canning. I bought this cool canning kit that has everything needed.

 Place jars on a bath towel folded in half to cool and listen for the pops as they seal.

apricot syrup on ice cream and wafflesNow it is time to enjoy your homemade apricot syrup. So far we love it on pancakes, ice cream, oatmeal and waffles. How do you like yours?

Cool tools for canning Apricot Syrup:

Zulily Canning Supplies Essentials 6 piece Canning kit 

Granite Water BathWater Bath This bath was only $15 with free shipping when I bought it last week. But the price has gone up. Keep an eye on it in case it goes down. Currently if you are getting started canning this 9 piece kit is a better deal. It also makes a fantastic wedding gift for a domestic goddess want to be.

Ball Pint size jars You will need canning jars. The size varies by your personal preference. I got quart jars since my family will go through the syrup so fast.

Homemade Apricot Syrup Recipe

5 / 5 (5 reviews)
Prep Time: 15mins | Cook Time: 30mins
Yield: 2 tablespoons | Serves: 128

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh apricots, halved, pitted and cut up (4 cups blended about 8 apricots)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or 1-2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Puree apricots and water in blender. Pour into large saucepan.
  2. Add sugar, lemon juice and corn syrup. Stir over medium high heat until sugar dissolves and it comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Skim the frothy bubbles from the top.
  3. Pour into hot sterilized canning jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Place sterilized metal lids on jars and screw metal bands on securely. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Notes

See this site for latest canning guidelines: https://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html
Makes 2 quarts of syrup

Ingredients: Apricot, Butter, Corn Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Water
Meal Type: Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings, Summer
Categories: DIY, Canning & Preserving

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