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  • Makes 3 cups

When fresh apricots are in season, freeze them so you can make these herby preserves year-round. Infused with fresh rosemary and the caramel-like notes of maple syrup, this tangy-sweet spread tastes great on baked sweet potatoes, corn bread, English muffins, whole wheat toast, whole grain crackers, or pumpkin pancakes. Homemade preserves also make for a great housewarming or holiday gift, so make a big batch to have on hand when you want to give a little treat to a loved one!

For more homemade vegan spreads, check out these tasty ideas:

Rosemary-Apricot Preserves with seeded crackers on a gray plate

Ingredients

  • 1½ lb. ripe apricots
  • 1 3-inch sprig fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Stem, pit, and coarsely chop apricots. Measure 5 cups. In a large saucepan combine apricots, 1 cup water, and rosemary. Bring mixture to simmering. Cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until apricots are soft, stirring occasionally. Add maple syrup. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and cook, uncovered, 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard rosemary.
  2. Ladle hot preserves into clean half-pint jars or airtight containers (leave ½-inch headspace if freezing). If desired, add an additional small sprig of rosemary. Seal. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 6 months.

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Elizabeth Raab1 month ago
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Can this be canned? Water bathed and sealed in jars for winter use?

Basheera1 month ago
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Recipe seems to be good as l read its unfortunately Apricots not available in kerala lndia

Nicole1 month ago
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How many half pints does this recipe make?

Pamela Byerley1 month ago
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Did you make the crackers? They look so good…

Diane Keane1 month ago
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How many grams of sugar per serving? How much is a serving, 1 TBSP?

Gloria Burd1 month ago
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I have the cookbook Flavor
I need serving sizes and calories because I tend to eat too much and don’t lose weight. can you help?

Shelley Seely1 month ago
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That was also my question. do you peel the apricots?

Rich1 month ago
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Sounds worth trying. But do you peel the apricots or not?

barbara1 month ago
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I never peel apricots.

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Nancy Macklin, RDN

Nancy Macklin has a bachelor of science in dietetics from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in health services administration from the University of Saint Francis. Macklin worked as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, providing counseling for diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss and as a food service director in health care dining sites. She now serves as a test kitchen dietitian, developing 500+ recipes per year. She is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics and International Association of Culinary Professionals. Find her on LinkedIn.

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