This year we had a bumper harvest of apricots and I couldn’t use all of them at the time. I cut and destoned the apricots and froze them in kilo bags for use later in the year. We now have a huge crop of lemons so I am endeavouring to make use of the lemons and at the same time use the frozen apricots.
I have always enjoyed making preserves and over the years I have collected many books on preserving. This particular book I purchased at Canty’s, a second hand bookshop in Canberra. They don’t have a website but if you are ever in Canberra they are well worth a look.
The recipes in this book are at times questionable but you can adapt to suit yourself.
My memory is not so good at times and when I cut the fruit for soaking overnight I forgot to add the water! Anyway it didn’t upset things too much it just meant I cooked the fruit with the water for a little longer.
You can see from the recipe that it takes much longer than 10 minutes to reach setting point. You just judge for yourself.