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|Steve2 in LA||
Did you want a peach or an apricot preserve recipe? Here's the apricot.
Joined: Feb 7, 2006
Posted to Thread #22450 at 7:14 pm on Jul 11, 2012
The following recipe for apricots is the one I use for the apricot-serrano but I add 3 or 4 stemmed, seeded and minced fresh serrano chiles to the fruit as it macerates.
Classic Apricot Jam
From Saving the Season. Yields about 3 pints.
3 ½ lbs APRICOTS
2 Tbsp FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
3 cups SUGAR
Pit and quarter the apricots. Put them in a non-reactive mixing bowl with the sugar and lemon juice. Stir well to combine, then set aside to macerate for 30 minutes.
Pour the fruit-sugar mixture into a wide preserving pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Stirring constantly, cook at a full boil until the jam thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of your pot and the strength of your stove's flame. (A very broad pot on a strong flame will reduce faster because the large surface area allows water to evaporate more quickly—cooking fruit into jam is simply a matter of boiling off excess water and concentrating sugars.) Test for doneness by spooning a bit of hot jam onto a chilled saucer. Place the saucer in the freezer for 1 minute. When it's cool, push your finger through the jam, which should cling to the plate with a luscious, thick consistency. Don't worry about trying to get a firm gel set. I think apricot jam is best when it mounds in a spoon but drips through the tines of a fork.
Ladle the hot jam into prepared half-pint jars, leaving ¼” headspace. (Prepared means washed, dried and warmed in a 200°F oven.) Seal the jars and process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes. (Start timing only after the water in the canner has returned to a full boil.) Allow the jars to cool on the counter overnight.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 22450. Steve2-besides the two Ball Canning ones, what are some good jam/canning cookbooks or sources for - Melissa Dallas - 1:24am on 07/10/12 (21)
- Melissa, check out these two blogs: Saving the Season and Punk Domestics - Steve2 in LA - 2:14am on 07/10/12
- I love Punk Domestics--have found some good stuff there!(nt) - mistral - 2:22am on 07/10/12
- Now I wish I could get to the Santa Monica FM... [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 12:14am on 07/11/12
- I know what you mean. I'm making a small batch of Apricot Serrano today. Lucky us, we have a - Steve2 in LA - 1:21am on 07/11/12
- Would you mind posting this recipe, Steve? I have two peach trees - Dawn_MO - 11:22am on 07/11/12
- Did you want a peach or an apricot preserve recipe? Here's the apricot. - Steve2 in LA - 7:14pm on 07/11/12
- Shouldn't apricots and peaches be interchangable in a recipe like this? - Dawn_MO - 8:56pm on 07/11/12
- Kinda-sorta. More water in peaches which don't stand up to cooking as well as apricots. Personally, - Steve2 in LA - 1:43am on 07/12/12
- I recently used some of that apricot leather to stretch out a peach jam. Wow, the color was amazing. - MarilynFL - 6:19pm on 07/12/12
- that jam is just wonderful. [NT] - AngAk1 - 5:06pm on 07/11/12
- I can highly recommend "The Complete Book of Small-batch Preserving". . . - mistral - 2:18am on 07/10/12
- I agree with mistral. I put the fig jam out when I serve a cheese plate and it's TDF! Everything - CynUpstateNY - 11:21am on 07/10/12
- I've been wanting to make some fig jam, would you share the recipe? [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 10:56pm on 07/10/12
- This is made from dried figs, Maria. Still want it? [NT] - CynUpstateNY - 11:05pm on 07/10/12
- Even better! Yes, please. [NT] - Traca - 11:22pm on 07/10/12
- Though I'd love one for fresh too... Yes please! Dried would be great too. :) Library no have :( [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 12:15am on 07/11/12
- We have black & green fig trees so I make lots of fig jam come August or so, here's two recipes. - Steve2 in LA - 1:26am on 07/11/12
- Melissa for fun I like Mes Confitures by Christine Ferber. I use it for inspiration... - Barbara in VA - 10:12am on 07/10/12
- Thanks! Lots of neat ideas here. I really like Punk Domestics. [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 12:39pm on 07/10/12
- Another good blog is Food in Jars [NT] [LINK] - AngAk1 - 5:20pm on 07/10/12
- so, a lot of her recent blog posts are about her book tour and class travel, but the recipe section - AngAk1 - 5:26pm on 07/10/12