How To Make Dried Apricot Jam

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Ingredients: Dried Apricot Jam Recipe

Photo of Dried Apricots1 lb / 500 grams of dried apricots
3 lb / 1,300 grams of white granulated sugar
47 fl oz / 1,400 ml of tap water
3 oz / 85 grams of almonds (flaked or chopped)
1 lemon

Method - What To Do

Wash the dried apricots and then place in a dish. Cover with all of the water and leave to soak overnight, or ideally for 24 hours, until the fruit has started to plump up.

The next day, tip the soaked apricots and their water into a deep saucepan and squeeze over the juice from the lemon. Bring this mixture to a simmer and leave for 30 minutes, with minimal stirring during this time. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in all of the sugar, until it has dissolved. Add the almonds and bring the jam to a strong boil for five minutes, reducing to a simmer for a further five minutes, or until you feel that the mixture is ready to set. Be sure to stir well, so that the mixture does not stick or burn at all.

To test for the jam's setting point, dribble a small amount onto a cold saucer (chilled in a freezer or a refrigerator). After a minute, run your finger through the cooled jam to see if it is solidifying as a jelly would, with a skin forming on the top. If the apricot jam is clearly not ready to set, continue with the simmer for a little longer and then test again, until setting point is ready.

Leave the pan to cool down for 15 minutes and skim off any froth that is remaining on the top. Finally, ladle the apricot jam into sterilised glass jars and place in a cool, dry place to set, ready to use as and when required.

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