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Apricot Conserve

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  • 1 1/2 c. cut up dried apricots
  • 1/2 c. golden raisins
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 - 250 ml of apricot nectar in Tetra Pak packages
  • 1 - 250 ml of 100% orange juice in Tetra Pak packages
  • 1 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 T. Amaretto - optional


In a large heavy pot mix the apricots, raisins, and water. Let soak for 1 hour.

Bring to the boil. Let the fruit boil for 5 min. uncovered.

Add the apricot nectar, orange juice, and the sugar. Stir well. Bring back to a boil and continue boiling for 25 - 30 min. or until thick. Stir constantly to prevent sticking.

Remove from the heat.

Have 3 - 250 ml. clean jars with clean lids ready.

Pour the Amaretto into the apricot mixture. Stir. Pour the conserve into the jars. Wipe the top of the jars with a clean cloth. Put on the lids.

Cool and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Serve warmed up over French Toast, ice cream, or scones.

Serving Size: Makes 3 - 250 ml. jars

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