Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Apricot Jam

Yesterday I found some beautiful organic apricots at the local grocery store. I decided they would look fantastic in a jam. After finding several different recipes (and consulting Grandma Ouillette), I decided to go with the tried and true Blue Book of Preserving. I was a little nervous because the Blue Book recipe didn't call for any pectin. Grandma said that pectin occurs naturally in fruit and some have more pectin than others. Apparently apricots are high in pectin. (Good to know.)Here are the apricots boiling down with lemon juice and sugar (the only other ingredients). After canning the jam I boiled them for 15 minutes. And then we had fresh apricot jam! A success! (Thanks, Grandma :))


Tim and Faith said...

Yummy-I bet it tastes GREAT! You are so crafty, Hope!

jenrust said...

Looks delicious!

Ryan + Louise said...

It seems that you made a slightly smaller quantity of apricot jam...did you want any grape jelly? Because I have some if you do. Looks great. And you look great!