Apricot Jam

We had three apricots that were possibly the wrong side of ripe and probably not going to get eaten to I decided to turn them into jam..

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So the recipe says 4lb of apricots and I only had 3 which actually worked out as an 18th of 4lb!!

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After halving them I cracked the stones to remove the kernels..

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I only blanched one kernel and added that to a pan with the apricots and only 23ml of water and just a few drops of lemon juice!

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That was left to simmer until soft and then I added the sugar..

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So obviously I didn’t have very much of a mixture but I left it to simmer for 15 minutes and then was looking very reduced and very sticky..

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So normally I’d sterilise jars and pot but because I had such a little amount of jam I just poured into a ramekin..

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This was left to cool then had to test with a wholemeal scone..

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I was pretty pleased with this jam! It’s delicious but maybe a bit too sticky! I think because I was using such a significantly smaller amount of ingredients I maybe should’ve boiled for slightly shorter length of time!

Would I make this again? Yes..

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