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Apricot Fruit Spread

We have a beautiful Apricot tree that yields tons of fruit!  So this year instead of making Apricot Freezer Jam I'm going to freeze Apricot Fruit Spread.  I just made a cup of it to make sure it was wonderful AND IT IS!
---side note---I know I'm always saying things are AMAZING etc...everything I make is not amazing.  I only put the great stuff on the blog.  There is much that doesn't make the fact I made bran muffins the other day....trash can.  It was sad.

This is the same recipe as the Homemade Strawberry Fruit Spread.

Apricot Fruit Spread

1 cup crushed Apricots
1 T corn starch
2 T sugar
1/4 c water

I crushed the apricots in this handy tool.  I've had if for 5 years but just barely realized  That says bad things about my cupboard organization.

In a small bowl mix corn starch and sugar
add water
add mixture to crushed apricots (I took the skin off of mine) in a large microwave safe bowl
microwave for 10 min
 - makes about a cup

Keep in refrigerator for 2 weeks or freeze forever (ish).    I hope to freeze a lot this year :)
This was thicker than the
strawberry fruit spread.  
You can always play with the amount of water you add.


Helena said…
Hey, thanks for this recipe! We canned apricot jam today, only getting 8 jars after a lot of work. I had a little bit of apricot left and decided to try your recipe! It's in the microwave right now and I think it's perfect. I used up all my apricots! Yay!
Audrey said…
Oh good!! I'm glad someone found it useful! :) a Floridian, loved that pink flamingo in front of the tree! That would be so neat to have an apricot tree!
My daughter talks to flamingo is part of the family :):)

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lemon juice
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