So you have a apricot tree or know someone with a box or two extra of these divine little fruits. Here's a pectin free jam I make with apricots and a lot of other fruits. My favorite way to make this jam is in a kitchen full of friends and a pitcher of iced tea or coffee. It gets hot in there and there is always at least one goof up but we have a great time. I love this recipe for it's ease so beginners, just dive in. The worst thing that is going to happen is that it won't set up (thicken), so what. You'll just have a mess of apricot syrup to give out and you don't have to tell anyone that's an accident. If it still feels daunting, send me an email so I can help. So go on, gather some friends and get to it!
The Set Up
I was brought up with a heavy influence from my grandma Jewel who was from Shubuta, Mississippi. She was the picture of a poor southerner with a big heart and a love of the kitchen and her garden. I have grown into the same sort of woman. I am like a lot of southern rooted women, I live in an unsouthern community. I have found that there are lots of us out there that bring the South to wherever we live.