We received some beautiful apricots from Wild Organics. And then they just sat there in the kitchen staring at us. I really dislike most fruit. The only things I could eat in huge quantities are berries. So I decided to make us some jam. The recipe I found for the apricot jam can be found here. Seriously, it’s a very easy recipe to follow. You start off by stoning and mashing the apricots (sounds like a bad horror…). They you stir in the sugar and lemon juice and basically you cook it until its the right kind of syrupy and it can set in the fridge. Test this by putting some on a teaspoon and then putting it in the fridge.
At the same time that we had these apricots sitting in the fridge, we had some plums. We used some of them to make a stunning chicken and plum dish. The rest we decided to make jam with. The recipe I used can be found here. This worked a bit differently from the apricot jam. The fruit needed to be stoned, and then the sugar needs to be stirred in with it, with no heat, and left until it has all dissolved. Then you heat it and cool it a number of times until it is the right texture.
We used both jams in one of our family recipes for biscuits. We call them Peeping Toms, but they are basically a vanilla biscuit, with a depression in it filled with jam. Really yummy and they happen to be a Christmas treat :).