Tastes Like Candy

When my dad thought something was delicious, and especially when he wanted us to try something because he thought we’d like it, he’d say, “It tastes like candy!”

I could hear him loud and clear in my mind as I ate homemade apricot jam on homemade vanilla yogurt for breakfast this morning.

The small mountain of sugar involved in all my home-making may have contributed to that.

Apricot Jam

8 cups apricots (I peel and halve.)

6 cups sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

Sterilize jars and lids. 4 1/2 pints should do it.

Combine apricots, sugar, and lemon juice in a large pot. (Larger than you might think. The mixture will double in size as it begins to boil.)

Cook at a rolling boil for 30 minutes, stirring regularly.

Fill jars, leaving 1/4″ head space.

Process in water bath for 10 minutes after water returns to a boil.


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