Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Homemade Apricot Jam


A big crate of sunny, glowing apricots....once you've eaten your fill of fresh fruits (and we have!), you turn to freezing and canning. Saving up some of that sunshine for the colder days.


Measure out 1 1/2 kilos of fruit (3 pounds), pit and cut them, and cook with 500 grams (1 pound) of Jelly Sugar for about 10 minutes. Be sure to stir once in a while so the fruit doesn't burn.


Disinfect your canning jars....I do this by simply washing them (and their tops) in the dishwasher and removing them with tongs while they are still hot.

I cut the skinny bottom part off of my funnel so that it would have a spout wide enough for pieces of fruit to slide through. This makes filling the glass jars without spilling so much easier!

Fill the jars with your jam when it's piping hot, screw the lid shut, and then turn the jars over to seal them.

Once your jars of sunshine have cooled to room temperature, you can turn them right-side-up, label them, and fit them with bonnets of vintage fabric and twine.


Give generously to friends and they will think loving thoughts of you every time they spread their toast.

There are few things which are both so easy and so satisfying to make as jam.

xoxo country girl

11 comments:

  1. Yummy and stylish!
    I'm going to my dad's tomorrow and I will hopefully manage to pick some apricots and peaches straight from the trees.
    xo

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  2. Oh Dawn I just love your new banner!!! Your photos are always so inviting! AND that jam...oh it looks so yummy & easy to make.. Thanks for such s lovely post!

    Blessings..
    xoxo Gert

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  3. Beautiful! You've totally inspired me to get some peaches and apricots from our local organic farm. They only sell them in large quantities so it's perfect for making jam.
    Big hugs for you,
    Trina

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  4. Yay Trina! Can't wait to see your jam!
    xo

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  5. Oh My that looks so delicious.... I grew up playing with Strawberry Shortcake dolls and Apricot with Hopsalot was my favorite and I would lay there smelling her ALL day... So all that to say... I love apricots.. : )
    Have a blessed day and thank you for sharing

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  6. What a great gift to receive and what a dear friend you are!!! Bet it is to die for and you package it so beautifully, Dawn!! Vintage fabric and sweet twine to tie!! Love it! Hugs, Sherry xx

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  7. Your great ganma is so proud of you right now! All the Hungarian relatives were champs in apricot jam making...yum. So happy you are doing this, it makes my heart sing:)

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  8. This post makes me warm and happy inside Dawn! I've been wanting to make jam for the longest time but have been afraid to do so. I'd hate for it to fail. But I'm going to give it a go. Why not! Yours looks so delicious. Happy to see that you are in a "making" mode. xox

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  9. Apricots are just one of my favorites---this sounds wonderful and you make it all sound so very easy!
    What a delightful post Dawn! xo Joann

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  10. Johanna...you sound like me when I was intimidated by making bread. Just do it! It's simpler than you think! And if you are afraid you may not have sealed or disinfected properly, just keep the jam in the fridge or use it up quickly.

    xoxo

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  11. L O O O O O O V E apricot jam!!!
    Perfect photos!

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