Apricot Jam

14 08 2008

 

This is a very quick version of an apricot spread that you can use on biscuits, toast or croissants to make your morning a little brighter.  I don’t even add any pectin – the fruit mixture just simmers down until it gets quite thick.  This makes only a small batch of jam and is intended to be eaten right away rather than canned.  For information on how to make large batches and prepare jars for canning, visit http://www.pickyourown.org/allaboutcanning.htm

Apricot Jam

Makes approximately 1 cup of jam    

(VEGETARIAN)

  • 2 heaping cups of apricots (about 15 small apricots), quartered and pits removed
  • Pits from the apricots
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, place all ingredients (including pits). 
  2. Bring fruit mixture to a simmer and reduce heat so it is gently simmering (not a hard boil).  Simmer for approximately 45 minutes or until fruit has cooked down and started to thicken.
  3. Remove pits and discard.  Let jam cool and use on toast, etc.  Can be kept covered in the refrigerator for a few days.

Bon Appetit and Enjoy!

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