Monday, July 7, 2008

Make-it-Yourself Monday: Apricot jam

Due to friends' generosity, I have an abundance of apricots to play with this week. Here's one of the recipes I'm hoping to try, with thanks to Make and Takes:

Apricot Leather

2 C. apricots
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. honey

Cut the apricots in half and remove pits. Blend apricots until smooth. Add honey and lemon juice and blend again.

Cover a tray with plastic wrap (a screen tray works best). Pour the apricot mixture onto the plastic wrap and smooth with a spatula to about 1/8" thick.

Put another screen rack on top and tape them together. If you don’t have a screen tray, find something that would keep out the bugs but allow air to come in and the sun to hit it.

Place trays outside on a table to dry. Leave them out for about 24 hours (shorter for a moister leather). Bring indoors and roll up the plastic wrap to create the roll-ups.

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1 comments:

Marie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're making the leather. It is that time of year again. I need to get my hands on some fruit and make a batch soon. I love this stuff! Thanks for the link.