Apricot Pineapple Jam
2 cups dried apricots *
2 cups crushed pineapple
½ lemon, with peel, thinly sliced
4 cups sugar
Rinse apricots. Place in a bowl, cover with cold water and let soak overnight. Simmer apricots in water til they are tender. Mash apricots. Add pineapple, lemon and sugar to apricots. Simmer, stirring frequently until thick and clear (approx. 20 minutes).
Process jam in water bath canner for
10 minutes. Makes 5 & one ½ pint sized jars.
*Using Dole brand packaged apricots is not advised. Buying apricots in bulk at Winco, or the bagged apricots at Costco have been the best results in flavor and color.