The most popular Dried Apricot Jam

  • 1kg Dried Apricots (I cut mine in quarters)
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Cloves
  • 6 Cardomon Pods
  • 1.25 kg Caster Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  1. Cut Apricots in quarters and place in large bowl,  Cover with 2 lts of water and soak overnight.
  2. Place testing plate in Freezer.
  3. Place spices in a piece of cheesecloth and tie securely.
  4. Place apricots and soaking liquid in large saucepan, add spices and bring to boil.  Reduce to low and simmer 15mins.
  5. Add sugar and lemon juice and return to slow boil.  Remove scum with slotted spoon.
  6. After 25 mins, test. Place a spoonful on chilled plate.  Push mixture, if wrinkles and skin forms, it is ready if not, clean and return plate to freezer
  7. Cook jam for further 10 minute intervals, testing after each, until set.
  8. Remove spices and pour jam into sterilised jars.



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