Apricot Preserves

  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
1 pound pitted fresh apricots, cut into quarters
3 cups sugar
1 cup honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
6-8 stems lavender (flowering)
1 pouch liquid pectin

Bring apricots, sugar, honey, lemon juice, ginger and zest to a simmer, stirring often. Wrap lavender in a piece of cheesecloth and add to simmering fruit, cooking for about 8 minutes.

Remove lavender and stir in pectin.

Remove from heat and jar according to proper canning procedures, or pack in containers and refrigerate.

Once opened, preserves will keep refrigerated up to 4 months.

Preserve can be used as a jam on toast, or is delicious served with cheeses after a meal.

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