Apricot, Orange & Almond Jam Recipe

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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. Makes enough to fill 5 jars.

Source: Philippa Davenport in "Country Living" (British), March 1989. Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Dried apricots
  • 2oz Split almonds
  • 3 Oranges
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 1/2lb Sugar
  • 2 1/2ts Ground cinnamon

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