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Dried Apricot Jam
« on: January 03, 2010, 03:59:17 am »
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My DH loves apricot jam and apricots are soooo expensive now as the season didn't go well for the growers, so I bought some dried apricots from Loose Produce in Como and made jam with them. Not overly cheap, but he's happy he's got some jam.

DRIED APRICOT JAM

Less than 1 cup water, 150g sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice per 100g dried apricots (for TMX, 450g is enough). I would use just enough water to just cover chopped apricots, no more.

Chop apricots in TMX and add water. Soak overnight. Add lemon juice and sugar and cook on 60, speed 3, reverse, until sugar is dissolved. Add a couple of teaspoons of Jamsetta or citric or tartaric acid if not enough lemon juice on hand.
Cook on 100 for 30 40 minutes, reverse, depending on quantity. I'm yet to put it into jars as my jars are still sterilising in the oven.

480g dried apricots made 3 500g jars, 1 250g jar and a small vegemite jar, so reasonably economical given the cost of fresh apricots!
« Last Edit: January 04, 2010, 02:32:31 am by meganjane »
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Re: Dried Apricot Jam
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 06:37:14 am »
MJ, thanks. I am having a huge laugh. I mentioned to my DH about an hour ago that I must try and get some apricots for  jam.  His reply was 'you'd be better off using dried apricots, it would be much cheaper.'  So thank you, I will now make some apricot jam, without having to find/create a recipe.
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Re: Dried Apricot Jam
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 08:45:41 am »
Thanks MJ - that was one of my projects - but when I looked there were only half a dozen dried apricots in the jar & I forgot.

Was sure that it should be easy enough to do & you have proven it is. Ta  :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Dried Apricot Jam
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 02:28:46 am »
Glad that I could help! ;D

However, my jam was a little runny. You could use more Jamsetta, but that has sugar in it, so I've changed the recipe to use less water.
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Re: Dried Apricot Jam
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 03:03:28 am »
Thanks MJ. Haven't made it yet as shopping day is Wednesday. (to buy more dried apricots)
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Re: Dried Apricot Jam
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 07:20:27 am »
M.J thanks for the dried Apricot jam recipe,  was thinking of making some as the grand children love it.