Apricot or Peach Jam

Dried Fruit

Preparation info

  • Yield—approx.

    5 lb.

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About

This is a popular jam for making in the winter when most other fruits are scarce.


  • 1 lb. dried apricots or peaches
  • 2–3 pt. water (2


Wash the fruit and put in a basin with the water. Soak for 24–48 hr. Transfer the fruit and water to the preserving-pan and simmer for 30 min., stirring occasionally. Add the sugar, lemon juice and the shredded almonds. Stir over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Skim, pot and cover.