a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

So, about those apricots

I ordered a case of apricots from my main farmer's market fruit dealer. It was supposed to be delivered about two weeks ago. I only got it on Tuesday. When I picked it up, a gent who was chatting with my dealer asked me what I was going to do with a case. My answer was that I planned to make some pie filling, maybe do some canning, and eat them until I was sick; it's good to have a plan. He looked a little stunned, as much by my blase' attitude about getting sick as my plan to consume the whole case myself. He thought I was a restaurant representative.

On Wednesday night, I put up 15 pints of apricot pie filling and dried five racks of slices in the dehydrator. I hope to do another batch or two this weekend while on vacation in NC. I brought about 100 apricots with me, in the hopes that we will consume rather than waste them.

We figured out that $35 purchased about 30 lbs of apricots. These were quite large fruits for their type, so I probably got something like 225 apricots in that case.

4 cups of sliced apricots
8 ounces of liquid, preferably canned apricot nectar
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 Tbsp butter
pinch of salt

Combine everything except for the apricots in a LARGE saucepot. Stir constantly with a wisk while bringing to a mud-pot boil. Take the saucepot off of the heat, pour in the apricots, stir well with a spoon, and pour into your jars/containers. This was not a preserves recipe, so you should freeze or bake your filling immediately.
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