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Seasonal Apricot Jam

Seasonal Apricot Jam

Now is the only time to get fresh apricots. If you find them at a vegetable store, please make jam with them. It's amazingly delicious.

Ingredients

Fresh apricots
500 g
Sugar (light brown sugar)
150 g

Steps

1. Wash the apricots, cut in half, and remove the pits.
2. Cut into pieces, add sugar (30% of the apricots' weight), and lightly mix.
3. Simmer for about 2-3 hours until the sugar is melted, and the liquid comes out from the apricots.
4. Simmer until it gets thickened while skimming off the scum.

Story Behind this Recipe

I always thought of apricot jam as a cheap jam mainly used as a glaze on top of cakes and tarts, but I realized I was wrong after making it from fresh apricots. The first time I tried making it was just last year, and it was surprisingly delicious. Since then, I've decided to make it every year.