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Dried Apricot Preserve

Submitted by Crafty Cookie 11 June 2009

Yield 2 - 2 12 lbs. It keeps well for a year (and possibly more) when stored in a cool dry place unitl opened and then in the fridge.



8oz dried apricots,1 1/2 pints cold water,1 1/2lb granulated sugar,juice of 1/2 lemon,


Method 1
1 Snip the apricots into quarters.
2 Place in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Cover and soak for 24 - 36 hours.
3 Transfer to preserve pan, bring to the boil, simmer gently for 45 minutes, stiring from time to time, or until apricot skins are soft and tender.
4 Reduce heat, add sugar and lemon juice, stir continuously until sugar has disolved.
5 Boil rapidly for about 30 minutes or until setting point is reached (210 deg).
6 Test for setting point, on a chilled saucer pour a teaspoonful and leave it to cool slightly, push with little finger. If the preserve wrinkles it is set, if not boil and keep testing every 5 minutes.
7 Cool in pan.
8 Sterilise jars.
9 Using a funnel carefully fill jars.
10 Cover when cold.

Crafty method
1 Snip apricots into quarters, place in a slo cooker.
2 Cover with water, leave to cook for 6 hours, cool in the pot.
3 Transfer to a preserving pan, bring to boil until skins are soft and tender.
4 Continue as above from stage 4.

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