Country Apricot Preserve

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Directions for: Country Apricot Preserve


2-1/2 pounds apricots

1 cup water

4 cup sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

Orange zest (optional)


1. Quarter the apricots (do not skin them). Crack 6 of the pips with a hammer and extract the almond-like kernels within. Taste them. If they are sweet, chop them up and add them. If they are bitter, use only 3 and or replace the rest with chopped almonds (if you want to, otherwise you can skip this step!).

2. Pour a cup/250 ml of water over the sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil to dissolve to syrup, 4 minutes. Add the apricots. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.

3. Once the mixture stops producing foam, continue cooking over medium heat until the mixture thickens to a syrupy texture, 30 minutes more. Alternatively, drop a spoonful onto a cold dish; if it jells, it’s done.

4. Take it from the heat and ladle into sterilized jars. Seal, and store in a cool place.

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