Friday, January 30, 2015

dried apricot jam ...

I made a batch of dried apricot jam last night - 500gms of South Aussie apricots, 1.5kgs of sugar and juice of 1 lemon gave me 9 jars! The fruit is first soaked in water for 8 hours then boiled for an hour before the sugar and lemon is added.

Nine jars of yumminess!
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I love the look of the gingham lids (I buy Bon Maman jams every so often to collect the jars)! I never give these jars of jam away.
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Does anyone know how long lemon curd or lemon butter keeps for?  I'd like to make some.
Cheers - Joolz xx

 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. That jam looks delicious.
    Anne xx

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  2. Every recipe I have read for Lemon butter/curd seems to say that it only keeps for a short time, 3-2 weeks max. Last lot I made I did in the microwave, so quick and simple.Zap and stir, repeat. I think it took about 10 minutes from start to finish and that includes juicing the lemons.

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  3. Hi Joolz, is the quantity of sugar right ? Three times the amount of sugar to fruit sound like alot.

    Cath from Cheapskateshas a 6 minute lemon butter recipe. It must be kept in the fridge and lasts for about two weeks. It's very yummy and easy to make.

    I have friends and family saving jars for me and I have some of the gingham ones too. I'd never give them away. They are too cute.

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    1. I know it sounds an awful lot of sugar but it makes the most beautiful jam. When soaked in water the apricots plump up so that evens the ratio a bit, I think.

      Thanks for the lemon butter tip, I 'll look it up!

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  4. Yummy looking jam there Joolz!

    My mother in law made me some Lemon curd and it kept in the fridge for ages, even though she said it wouldn't last long. I think the reason it doesn't keep as long is because it contains egg?

    xTania

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