<p>I love apricots, really do. Especially when they are in the peak of the season, super sweet and homegrown. This homemade jam is made with 4 ingredients only: apricots, sugar, vanilla and lemon. Every year we make as much marmalade and jams as possible, as the whole family loves them. We always use homegrown, local fruits, which means, we can not make every jam every year, but we try to make the most out of what nature provides. We were lucky to get a lot of delicious, small, sweet apricots, perfect for a jar of yummy jam. This 4 ingredients recipe is simple, easy to make and the jam is not too sweet. </p>
Cut the apricots into small chunks. Crack open a few pits (around 10) and place the kernels aside.
Add the apricots, kernels and caster sugar into a large, heavy pot. Scrape out the vanilla seeds and add them to the pot, also throw in there the empty vanilla beans. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove the jam from the stove, add juice of one lemon, stir well. Spoon hot apricot jam into hot sterilized jars, and cover immediately with sterilized lids. Let the jars cool slowly.