The apricots that neighbor Frank gave me have been turned into jam. Really, really good jam.
3 cups apricots, mashed (about 17 small apricots)
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, zested
5 cups granulated sugar
1 pkg pectin + 3/4 cup water - stirring constantly, bring to boil and boil for one minute
1 Mix apricots, lemon juice and rind.
2 Add sugar, stir 5 minutes until sugar dissolves.
3 Let stand 20 minutes.
4 Following directions above, add pectin .
5 Ladle into cartons or jars, filling to within 1/2 inch of top.
6 let stand until set, 24 hours or overnight. Cover and freeze.
To serve, thaw and store in refrigerator.