My pretty Mum, Karyn
Yay, my Mum is here in New York! She arrived last night to me boiling up the Apricot Jam!! The first thing she said (after hugs & love) was that (my) Grandma (her Mum) used to make it for her Dad because he really loved it.. How cool - info on hand at the time of making - I LOVE IT!! I hope we will make some Christmas treats together - we were talking about Christmas Cakes last night, only Mum likes the fake green cherries! Can you believe it? I can't even stand the regular fake cherries, let alone the green ones. Probably why I never cared for Xmas Cake (but will try and make it, just for you guys)...
So, without further ado - the dried Apricot Jam that Keeny loved.
(And now I am getting back to the movie everyone is watching and continuing to write my holiday cards. I might have a Tim Tam!! A short post this week - I am sure you don't mind me holding back for once!! heehee!)
Dried Apricot Jam
6 lb dried apricot
12 cups water
6 lb sugar
~ soak dried apricots in water overnight
~ boil apricots in water
~ once brought to boil, add sugar
~ boil 2 hours (ok jam makers - last time I did this with the lemon jam, I let it boil over by mistake, and this time I just let it simmer and it didn't set.... can I re-boil it to set it? PS. I think I learnt .... don't simmer, but watch it while it boils!!)
~ put in sterilised jars and let cool, then seal