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Very tangy, not too sweet! Heaven must taste like this. Got this from the NPR website, with a story about going to pick the apricots at the orchard every summer. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12195825 Note: I pack the apricot halves firmly into the measuring cup so they are bursting full when I measure them. If you don't pack them in as firmly, you might want to use a few more apricots. Also, a note about the serving size: this assumes you are using a tablespoon or so as a serving to spread on a piece of bread. In my experience, this recipe makes just less than a pint of jam.
- Don't worry about the skin, which disappears in the course of cooking.
- Bring to a boil, lower heat, and cook until the mixture turns a bit darker and looks like jam when you let it dribble off a spoon (about 45 to 60 minutes.).
- Stir it frequently enough that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
- You can skim off the lighter colored stuff that rises to the top if you want, otherwise it seems to just disappear after a while.
- Wash and can according to canner instructions.
- Or, keeps well in refrigerator only, about 2-3 months, or in freezer, up to 12 months.