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Apricot Lite Jam

2 cups dried apricots 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple -- unsweetened (drain if using canned pineapple) 1 orange -- peeled, seeded, and chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon 3 1/2 cups sugar

Cover apricots with cold water and let soak overnight. Simmer apricots in soaking water, uncovered, until tender. Mash with a potato masher or in a food processor.

Add pineapple, orange, lemon juice, and sugar to apricot mixture. Simmer until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently; then cook over high heat until thick, about 20 to 30 minutes. Skim off foam.

Pour into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

This recipe yields 6 half-pints.


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