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Peach Or Apricot Preserves

Ingredients
  Apricots/8 cups peeled pitted apricots (two-thirds ripe, one-third underripe) 8 Cup (128 tbs), sliced (peeled(two-thirds ripe, one-third underripe))
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

Place peaches or apricots and lemon juice into a large stainless steel pot.
Add water, bring to a boil, and simmer until very soft, about 15 minutes.
At this point, if you want to make jam, crush fruit with a potato masher.
If you want to make preserves, leave pieces of fruit whole.
Add honey to hot fruit, and stir to blend well.
Boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat, stirring often, until mixture passes test for jam, about 40 minutes.
Toward the end of the cooking time, stir frequently; mixture will stick if not watched carefully.
Pack into hot sterilized jars leaving Ms inch of headspace, and seal.
Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled

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