Canning Recipes




Apricot, Orange And Almond Jam
Ingredients:
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method


Cooking Directions:
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1 pound dried apricots
Finely-grated zest of 3 oranges
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Juice of 3 oranges
Water, as needed
2 1/2 pounds sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
2 ounces split almonds

Chop the apricots roughly. Put them into a large bowl, sprinkling the
fine grated zest of the oranges and the cinnamon between layers. Squeeze
the juice of the oranges, measure and add enough water to make 3 pints in
all. Pour the liquids over the fruit and leave to soak overnight in a
cool place.

Slide the contents of the bowl into a preserving pan and simmer gently
until the fruit is beautifully tender. Check the fruit occasionally as it
cooks and crush it down into the pan with a potato masher. It may need 1
1/4 hours to become really soft.

Warm the sugar. Add it to the pan together with the juice of the lemons
and the almonds. Cook gently until the sugar is melted, then fast-boil
until the saucer test shows that the preserve will set. Pot, tie down and
label the preserve in the usual way.

This recipe yields enough to fill 5 jars.




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