Recipe For Apricot And Cinnamon Jam

My friend Camilla described this apricot and cinnamon jam as Christmas in a jar. She is not far wrong as it evokes flavour memories of the festive season. It is an easy to make overnight jam.

Apricot And Cinnamon Jam
Apricot And Cinnamon Jam
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I am so good at watching what I eat. This is habit from years of being sucrose intolerant. My body can digest sugar much better now than 20 years ago. But, I know it spikes my blood glucose level so I usually don’t indulge. And if I am going to eat something sweet, it has to be worth it. I also take chromium every day and incorporate cinnamon into my diet. Both are known to lower blood glucose levels and the chromium assists with my intolerance. The other day Dave and I went shopping. It was over lunch time and I was feeling quite hungry. The plan had been to eat something while we were out. But Dave changed his mind and so we bought food. We prepared lunch when we got back to work which meant we ate later than usual.

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I was still feeling peckish after our meal and so I ate two rusks. I had been given a box at the Safari launch and left it on my desk. The temptation was just too great. Twenty minutes later I was at my Doctor for my annual check up. She did a random blood glucose level and it was really high. I told her I had just had two rusks to eat. But she was concerned and sent me for a fasting blood glucose test. The next morning I was at the pathology lab bright and early. I had my blood drawn by an amazing phlebotomist. 24 hours later my Doctor called to let me know my blood glucose levels were within normal limits. Basically, eating those rusks cost me R500! But given the results I indulged in some of this apricot and cinnamon jam with scones.

Apricot And Cinnamon Jam

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Apricot And Cinnamon Jam
 
This low sugar apricot and cinnamon jam is Christmas in a jar
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Ingredients
  • 200g apricots, weighed after pip removed, and quartered
  • 100g fructose
  • 5mls ground cinnamon
  • 5g pectin
Method
  1. Place the apricots and fructose into a bowl and mix to combine
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight
  3. Put into a heavy bottomed saucepan with the cinnamon and pectin
  4. Bring to a boil over a medium to high temperature stirring occasionally
  5. Leave to heat to 102° Celsius before bottling into a sterilized glass jar
  6. Refrigerate once cool

 

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16 thoughts on “Recipe For Apricot And Cinnamon Jam

  1. I’m glad your blood sugar levels were fine and despite the cost of the test, you celebrated with a scone and jam! I’m not a fan of apricots in any form except when used as a glaze on Germanic pastries and baking (I can live with that!). Interesting note about cinnamon and lowering blood glucose levels. Good to know.
    Fiona Ryan sharing the blog ♥ In My Kitchen… February 2017My Profile

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    1. Apricot jam brings back childhood memories of school lunches. It was something I had not eaten for years till I made this jam 🙂

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  2. I love apricot jam and the cinnamon with it would be gorgeous,
    Chica Andaluza sharing the blog ♥ Feeling Fishy…My Profile

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    1. It is so good!

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  3. Ooh I adore the sound of this! I must make it when I get some more apricots this weekend. Thanks Tandy!! 😀
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    1. I am going to make more before the season ends 🙂

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  4. This makes me crazy excited since I am planting some peach and apricot trees this spring!! SOME DAY!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
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    1. How amazing is that!

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  5. I’m so on the same page as you Tandy, I too, take a chromium supplement daily and incorporate cinnamon into my daily diet to combat my wacky blood glucose issues. And I have my 24 hour glucose testing coming up so I’m a little scared (23 weeks pregnant). If I fail, here at least, they want you to go on all these drugs which I am against! So I LOVE recipes that use cinnamon.

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    1. So happy to hear about the baby on the way – and good luck with the tests!

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  6. I also love the phrase “Christmas in a Jar”. I’m a bit of a cinnamon geek so love it in nearly every way.
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    1. I think I could become a cinnamon geek as well 🙂

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  7. que rico tiene que estar.

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    1. Not too much that you don’t want to eat a lot of it 🙂

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  8. Christmas in a jar, how lovely!

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    1. It was just that 🙂

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