Crockpot Apricot Preserves
These preserves are really beautiful and so easy to make. If you’d like, flavor them with some ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice after the mixture has thickened.
1 lb. dried apricots
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups water
Chop the apricots finely using a knife or food processor. Place in a 3-1/2 quart crockpot with the sugar and water and stir to combine. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 2-1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking. Uncover and cook on high 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
Ladle preserves into clean, hot jam jars, seal tightly, and keep refrigerated up to 3 weeks. You can process these in a boiling water bath if desired.