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Combine the apricots with 2 cups water and let stand 4 hours, or overnight (I start with hot water, I think it works better. The apricots seem to rehydrate better, and puff up bigger).
Strain the liquid into a large saucepan. Finely chop the apricots. Add the apricots to the saucepan along with the pineapple, sugar, and lemon juice and bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute stirring constantly; remove from heat and stir in pectin and cherries. Skim off foam. Stir and skim for 5 minutes. Ladle into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. Process for 10 minutes.
Source: The Sun-Maid Cookbook, 1980
By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH
This is a sugar free apricot jam made with dried apricots, citrus juices and spices, along with Splenda as a sweetener. You can keep it in the fridge or the freezer.
Yield: 4 cups
You need 6 cup peeled and shredded or grated zucchini. No water. Just low heat, simmer (10 minutes) stirring constantly, then add: 6 cup sugar, 1 cup crushed pineapple including juice, 1/2 cup lemon juice or real lemon juice.
Boil 6-10 minutes (all of it). Remove from heat. Add 6 oz. apricot Jello powder (2 small boxes and 1 large box). Makes 4 pints, put in jars and seal. Makes beautiful yellow jam. So very good!
Should this be sealed with waterbath method? If so for how long,or is this just to keep in fridge?
Boil another 15 minutes. Add 1 large and 1/2 of 1 small package apricot Jello Mix well and seal as for jam. I like apricot flavor Jello the best, but any flavor works equally well.