Dried Apricot Jam

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Ingredients:

1 lb (500 g) dried apricots

3 pints (1.5 litres) water

3 lbs (1.5 kg) preserving sugar

Juice of 2 lemons

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Method:

1.    Wash the apricots and leave to soak in the water for 24 hours.  Put the fruit and water in a pan, add the lemon juice and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 30 minutes until the fruit is soft.

2.    Add the sugar, stir until dissolved and boil rapidly until settling point is reached.  Stir frequently to prevent jam sticking to the bottom of the pan.

3.    Pour into hot, sterilized jars and cover.

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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