I purchased three packets of apricots from Lidl which worked out at £2.50 per kilo plus sugar
1 kilo stoned apricots
750 grams sugar
That's it - two ingredients - absolutely nothing else!
Leave the washed and stoned apricots in a large bowl covered in all the sugar for at least 18 - 24 hours. After that time they will look like the photo above - this is called macerating. The apricots are now surrounded by their own concentrated viscous juice and the sugar has almost dissolved
Put into warm sterilised jars, screw on lids
and seal the French way by turning jars upside down until they cool - that's it, what could possibly be easier or quicker