Tuesday, 16 June 2015

French Apricot Conserve

As I fly away to Paris visiting eldest son and family why don't you bring a taste of France to your homes and make some delicious French Apricot Conserve. I have shown this recipe before, but it is so quick and easy that even a child could make it. I am not a jam maker, and would never contemplate attempting this conserve if it was not simple, life is just too short.
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
Now bring to the boil gently 
Boiling point reached
Simmer for 20 - 25 mins
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



  1. It couldn't be easier it seems and I am certain that it could not be more delicious!!!! I hope that you have a wonderful time I gay Paris!! xx

  2. Mouth-watering, Rosemary! Even I could make this - but sadly we only see apricots around Christmas time, so I will have a long wait. Have a wonderful time in beautiful Paris.

  3. Dear Rosemary, Thank you for the reminder. We will have to wait for our apricots to ripen. It will be a few more weeks. I made your recipe the last time you posted it. You are right, It is easy and delicious.
    Do I see the new camera at work? Your photos are outstanding. But they always have been.
    I was so impressed with your description of your new camera that I ordered one for our upcoming trip to Europe. It is scheduled to arrive today.
    Have a great trip to Paris. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of photographs of romantic Paris.

  4. Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing, Rosemary.

  5. We are lucky to have our own apricot trees so, I appreciate very much this tasty, summer fruit. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful stay in France Rosemary!

  6. That looks delicious I will have to try it. I take fruit like blueberries and cook them in one ingredient, honey. You don't cook it long maybe 7 minutes. It lasts a long time in the refrigerator. It is nice on French toast, pancakes, ice cream or other fruit like melon.

    Have a great time in France.

  7. That looks delicious and easy! Merci beaucoup, Rosemary! I have saved my old Bonne Maman jars for just such a recipe!
    Looking forward to seeing what you see on this family trip!!! Amusez-vous !

    Mary in Oregon

  8. I'm glad to see you're still enjoying my recipe, Rosemary. :-) Have a wonderful time in France with your family.

  9. Yes, even I could do this! It does indeed look yummy. Enjoy your visit!

  10. You are right , and it looks delicious , must absolutely try. In Italy we turn vases upside down too to avoid any air bubbles .

  11. Enjoy your trip. Jam looks delicious - unfortunately apricot season is a long way off here.

  12. Nothing beats home-made jam... looks delicious!
    Bon vacances!

  13. Happy holiday and visit.
    Looks wonderful you recipe...

  14. Hello Rosemary,
    I love the simplicity of this recipe. Keep them coming.

    Helen x

  15. This does look easy, and delicious. Thanks. I love Paris. how nice that you have a son there.

  16. Ha, I like easy recipes, and this is not only easy but also delicious!

  17. Dear Rosemary,
    thank you for sharing! In Crete the apricots just started to become ripe - delicious (but I made no jam, of course). Here in Berlin I will wait till I find some promising fruits, with flavour, as those from France.

  18. Brilliant.... I did mine, here in France last week. It tastes divine, and I use more or less the same method as you. It couldnt be easier could it ! Jx

  19. Wow! Look´s delicious...
    Have a great week, take care!

  20. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family in France. I remember trying this recipe when you showed it before. It was delicious! Sarah x

  21. Fantastic! I am going to have to give this a try. Maybe with peaches which are our local and plentiful fruit.

  22. Quick and easy cooking is a welcome. The third image made my mouth water. Wish you a nice travel in Paris, Rosemary, but maybe you came back already.


  23. And apricots are just in season at home for me to try your recipe :) Enjoy your trip!


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