Thursday, July 23, 2009

Apricots - Delicious Ways to Preserve Them

Apricots are in season where we live and it has been a good year for them. A dear friend gave me two large boxes of apricots from her tree (thanks Shirley!!!) They're delish!

In order to extend the enjoyment of these lovely apricots, I decided to make Apricot-Pineapple Jam, Apricot Fruit Leather, and Apricot Syrup. Here is my attempt at making the syrup:

APRICOT SYRUP

2 lbs fresh apricots
1 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
4 cups sugar
1 tbsp corn syrup

Pit and chop apricots. In a blender or food processor, puree them with the water.

Put into a large pot with the sugar, lemon juice, and and corn syrup.

Cook and stir over medium heat until it begins to boil.

Boil for 5 minutes, continuing to stir.

Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.

Process in a boiling water canner for 5 minutes.
(I processed mine in a Steam Canner for 15 minutes.)

**Please see the Bernardin website for canning instructions

This particular batch made six 8-ounce jars of Apricot Syrup. The seventh jar wasn't quite full so we got to sample the yumminess.

I will definitely be making more!

(Source for Apricot Syrup Recipe: Recipes from the Cookie Jar)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe and instructions. My Dh loves apricot syrup! I usually buy a rather expensive commercial brand. Now, I'm going to try making our own!

Joyce

Jake and Krystal said...

I am so glad you posted apricot recipes because my neighbors trees have just a couple weeks left and they'll be ready. I love fresh apricots, and wanted to know different ways, besides jam, to preserve them ('cause I don't really like apricot jam). But I wanted to preserve some anyway. Thank you for the ideas!

Krystal

K P said...

You're welcome Joyce and Krystal! We're loving it!