Sunday, January 6, 2008

Apricot Jam

IMG_1802, originally uploaded by FranW.

Apricot jam- a sure sign that summer has arrived here in the deep south. It's a few years since I made apricot jam as a lot of the trees have 2-3 yearly fruiting cycle - frosts late, winds and rain in spring - lots of excuses, but when they do ripen and they're home grown, it's really special!

3 pounds of apricots gives me this many jars. Raspberry and boysenberry will be the next ones and then we will have enough for the year - yum!

Of course I ran out of jam covers so 3 jars have Gladwrap on them as well as their lids, will that matter? We will eat those first!


Nola said...

Oh yum, home-made apricot jam! Bliss! I haven't had that since I was a kid. Mum always made jam and preserved apricots.

DoubleL said...

My mouth was watering looking at the photo of the apricot jam - my favourite!

Liz Needle said...

I love homemade apricot jam. Hmmm. Perhaps I could make my own - if I can find anyone with an apricot tree. Dad had an amazing one in our little backyard and I can remember summer days cutting apricots for jam.

Quiltycat said...

That jam looks so yummy! ANd you're going to do raspberry as well!! Carmel