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Apricot Spread

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Ingredients
  Chopped dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg yolks 3
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut in to chunks
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Orange flavored liqueur/Citrus 1 Tablespoon
Directions

In 8-cup (2 L) measure, microwave apricots and water at High for 5 minutes or until apricots are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring twice.
Watch carefully that apricots do not dry and burn, adding 2 to 3 tbsp (25 to 50 mL) more water if necessary.
Transfer to blender or food processor and blend until smooth; set aside.
In bowl, lightly beat together sugar and egg yolks; add butter, lemon rind and juice along with pureed apricots.
Microwave at Medium (50%), covered, for 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened and slightly bubbly around edge of bowl, stirring several times.
Stir in liqueur (if using).
Pour into hot sterilized jars; seal at once with paraffin or mason-type lids.
Refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
11 Minutes
Ready In: 
21 Minutes

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