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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2014, 09:05:33 am »
My neighbour gave me some peacherines (cross between a peach and nectarine and don't worry if you haven't heard of them, I hadn't either). I used them to make a batch of jam today using JulieO's tweaked recipe. Jam turned out perfect with a lovely flavour. Great recipe thank you.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2014, 09:34:58 pm »
I've made this up this morning as per JulieO's recipe using raw sugar. I'm hoping to have it for morning tea on fresh bread. Next time I wouldn't do the intial chopping as I like my jam with bigger pieces of fruit. Tasted good when I was checking the consistency.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2014, 02:18:23 am »
This is a great easy jam. I had some apricots and a few white nectarines that needed using up. After only 40 mins I've got three bottles of lovely tasting jam and no wasted fruit.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2014, 07:24:46 am »
This is a great easy jam. I had some apricots and a few white nectarines that needed using up. After only 40 mins I've got three bottles of lovely tasting jam and no wasted fruit.
Isn't that just great.  Would cost $8 a bottle for similar quality if you bought it.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2014, 09:21:34 am »
I just can't get the consistency right, last jam was too solid and this one is a little runny but i'm not complaining, it still tastes great.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2014, 08:08:49 pm »
Wonder,  don't stress about the consistency.  I have been making jam for 50 years and still sometimes get a too thin or too thick batch. 

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Apricot Jam
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2015, 09:43:35 am »
I made this today. I had some frozen apricots in the freezer and decided I needed to use them. I didn't blitz the mixture as I wanted some pieces left in the jam. It didn't work out that way though, however it tastes lovely.
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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2015, 10:30:42 am »
I made two batches using Julie's tweaks today. Gives a lovely result each time.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2016, 10:17:52 am »
We were completely out of apricot jam, so I bought 1 kg of apricots from the fruit shop last week for $6/kg and made 3 jars of delicious jam using Julie's method. Nothing compares to homemade apricot jam, and my parents tree had a very small crop this year so I was willing to pay for apricots. I then went to the farmers market yesterday and couldn't pass up a 10kg box of beautiful apricots for $25. I now have almost 30 jars of jam which should see us through the year :)
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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2016, 11:03:07 am »
That is a lot of jam.
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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2016, 01:08:07 pm »
Just a bit!

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2016, 01:12:09 pm »
That would last me a lifetime Sue!  Did you use a stove top method for that amount of apricots?
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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2016, 10:51:32 pm »
Nice jam Cookie.  I make some every Christmas to give to the lovely man who looks after my computer for me.  I use Chookies strawberry jam recipe and just replace the strawberries with apricots.  It always works.
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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2016, 07:13:07 am »
Yummy, I love real apricot jam, but I've never been a fan of eating apricots. I will want to make some jam one of these days, but I've still got heaps of strawberry left for now.

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Re: Apricot Jam
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2016, 11:35:36 am »
Judy, I tossed up as whether to do it on the stovetop or smaller batches in thermie. It was really hot, so decided against the stovetop. I did about 1100g of apricots in each batch. I put in about 500g of apricots and chopped on speed 5 for about 5 seconds, then added the sugar and mixed it for another 5 seconds. I then added the remaining 600g of apricots, and cooked it for 40 minutes at 100C plus another 6 or 7 minutes on varoma temp. Each batch yielded about 4 jars of jam, so it took me all day!
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