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       Title: APRICOT, ORANGE & ALMOND JAM
  Categories: Fruits, Jams
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 lb Dried apricots
       2 oz Split almonds
       3    Oranges
       2    Lemons
   2 1/2 lb Sugar
   2 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
  
   Chop the apricots roughly.  Put them into a large bowl, sprinkling the fine
   grated zest of the oranges and the cinnamon between layers. Squeeze the
   juice of the oranges, measure and add enough water to make 3 pints in all.
   Pour the liquids over the fruit and leave to soak overnight in a cool
   place.
   
   Slide the contents of the bowl into a preserving pan and simmer gently
   until the fruit is beautifully tender.  Check the fruit occasionally as it
   cooks and crush it down into the pan with a potato masher.  It may need
   1-1/4 hours to become really soft.
   
   Warm the sugar.  Add it to the pan together with the juice of the lemons
   and the almonds.  Cook gently until the sugar is melted, then fast-boil
   until the saucer test shows that the preserve will set.  Pot, tie down and
   label the preserve in the usual way.  Makes enough to fill 5 jars.
   
   Source: Philippa Davenport in “Country Living” (British), March 1989. Typed
   for you by Karen Mintzias
  
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