Last Updated : Jan 13,2018
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Making jam is much easier than most people think. Jamming basically involves boiling fruits with lots of sugar and some lemon juice, cooking it, and pouring it into clean canning jars. Apricots do not have very much pectin, and the addition of the citrus provides this ingredient, plus giving the jam a lovely tang. The cooking will soften them and bring out their flavor. For making jam at home, carefully sort and wash the apricots. Halve them and discard the pits, making sure to get rid of the stem end.
How to Select
If you are making it at home, opt for plump, fairly firm fruit with an orange-yellow to orange color, fully ripe fruit, for tasty jam. It is also available in food Malls and Grocery market. Prior to purchasing check the manufacturing as well as the expiry date, to guarantee the freshness of the jam. In addition, make sure the bottle is well sealed.
· This lip smacking Jam can be spreaded on toast, cookies, Parathas or in sandwiches or to top off your favorite ice cream.
· It can be used as a glazing agent on cakes.
How to store
If you have made jam at home, sterilize the jars and lids properly and then fill it. The jam made at home or purchased from the market will keep for years in a refrigerator. Store daily use jam in the fridge, store spares in the freezer to keep its freshness.
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