Apricot-Raisin Jam

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Title: Apricot-Raisin Jam
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Apricot, Jams

Ingredients:

1/2 lb Dried apricot halves,
-coarsely chopped
1 c Golden raisins
Juice and grated rind of 1
-lemon
1 c Orange juice
2 c Sugar


I received a great little book for Christmas called
"From My House To Yours" that has gift recipes, ideas
and lots of little tid-bits. The following recipe is
from that book. I'll include the notes the author
wrote and will follow this message with the recipe for
English Muffin Loaf that he makes note of. Sonya

"This is delicious with toasted thin slices of English
Muffin Loaf. Dried apricots sold in bulk are usually
more flavorful than the prepackaged kind; natural food
stores are a good source."

1. Place the apricots and raisins in a bowl and add
water to cover. Cover the bowl tightly and let it
stand overnight. Drain the liquid into a large, heavy
saucepan and chop the apricots coarsely. Add the
apricots, raisins, lemon juice and rind, and orange
juice to the pan, place over low heat, and bring to a
simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add the sugar and continue cooking, stirring
frequently until the mixture of fruit is very soft and
the syrup sheets when dropped from the side of a spoon
(220 degrees on a candy thermometer), 15 to 20
minutes. Spoon the jam into sterilized half-pint jars.
Seal the jars, process in a boiling-water bath for 10
minutes and cool. Store in a cool, dark place.

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