Buttermilk Pancakes With Apricot Preserves

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

Recipe: #29639

June 03, 2018

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June 2005)"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (550.6 g)
  • Calories 786
  • Total Fat - 19 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 140.5 mg
  • Sodium - 936.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 143.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.5 g
  • Sugars - 85.5 g
  • Protein - 15 g
  • Calcium - 239 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 43.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method


Step 1

In a saucepan combine all the ingredients (apricots -cinnamon stick) over medium low heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Increase heat an bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until thick and reduced to 1 1/2 cups, occasionally stirring and mashing with back of wooden spoon (50-60 minutes). Discard cinnamon stick. ****can be prepared 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated. rewarm before serving.


Step 2

In a bowl whisk the first 6 ingredients (flour - nutmeg) together. In another bowl whisk together the wet ingredients (buttermilk - vanilla). Stir wet mixture into the dry mixture just until blended. Fold in the melted butter.

Step 3

Heat griddle or 2 skillets over medium heat ; brush lightly with additional melted butter. Working in batches, pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle. Cook pancakes until bottoms are brown and bubbles form on top (2 minutes). Turn pancakes over and cook until bottoms are brown (1 minute). Serve pancakes immediately with warm maple syrup and apricot preserves.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When choosing apricots, look for ones that are slightly soft and fragrant with a bright orange color.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by combining 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.

  • For the apricot preserves, use peach preserves instead. The benefit of this substitution is that peaches are a sweeter fruit than apricots, so the preserves will have a more intense flavor.
  • For the buttermilk, use plain yogurt instead. The benefit of this substitution is that plain yogurt has a similar consistency to buttermilk and can be used as a substitute without changing the flavor of the pancakes.

Blueberry Pancakes Substitute 1 pound of blueberries for the apricots and omit the cinnamon stick. Follow the same instructions for the preserves as above. For the pancakes, omit the cinnamon and nutmeg and add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom. Fold in 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries with the melted butter before cooking.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - This dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Buttermilk Pancakes with Apricot Preserves. The salty bacon pairs perfectly with the sweet preserves, while the asparagus adds a fresh, crunchy element to the meal. Plus, it's easy to make and cooks quickly.

Fried Egg and Avocado Toast: This is a simple yet delicious addition to the meal that adds a savory and creamy element. The fried egg provides a protein-packed addition that pairs nicely with the bacon-wrapped asparagus and the apricot preserves. The creamy avocado adds a unique texture and flavor that complements the other dishes.


Q: How long does it take to make the apricot preserves?

A: It takes about 50-60 minutes to make the apricot preserves, stirring and mashing occasionally. The preserves can also be prepared 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated.

Q: Can I use a food processor to make the preserves?

A: Yes, you can use a food processor to make the preserves. However, it is best to use a potato masher or a fork to mash the apricots for a more rustic texture.

1 Reviews

dienia b

Wow these are good made 12 pancakes medium sized and the apricot jelly is marvelous on this ,really good


review by:
(16 Apr 2023)

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Buttermilk pancakes have been a favorite of US presidents, with President Thomas Jefferson even requesting them for breakfast at the White House!

FUN FACT 2: Apricot preserves have been a staple of European cuisine for centuries, and were even mentioned in the works of ancient Greek writers like Homer.