I am so lucky, my Aunt and Uncle live locally on an orchard so I always get a ton of plums and apricots from them! Too many to eat, so I can them. It’s really easy, here are the steps:
-Wash, cut and pit fruit
-Place in large pot over stove
-Add sugar. For me, I filled an entire pot and only added about a cup of sugar. Other recipes I found added up to 6 cups…WAY too much in my opinion but it’s up to you. For the apricots I also added about 2 tbsp honey
-Add the juice of 1 lemon
-Bring to a soft boil and boil for about 3 minutes.
-Pour preserves into sanitized (I just run mine in the dishwasher) mason jars with fresh never before used lids. After sealing you should hear the lid “pop” which means it’s officially sealed and no air is getting in.
Store preserves in cupboard. Once opened store in refrigerator. Enjoy!