Honey Sweetened Apricot Thyme Jam at Simple Bites

apricots in a bowl

 

This time of year, I get a little bit obsessed with apricots. I buy them by the half bushel from a local orcharding family (I get the seconds, which are cheaper but just as tasty) and make five kinds of jam, butter, preserved halves, mustards, and ketchups, all from apricots. I also eat my way through a small mountain of them plain, because there is nothing in the world so good as an apricot that ripened on the tree, traveled all of 100 miles and has never seen the inside of a cold room.

I’ll have a new apricot recipe or two for you guys soon, but also wanted to point you in the direction of a apricot post and recipe I wrote for Simple Bites that went live today. I dearly love this simple, small batch of honey-sweetened apricot jam, made herbaceous with a few fresh thyme leaves. It’s still lovely on toast, but really shines when served with a creamy wedge of cheese or some succulent tidbit of roasted meat.

The recipe is here. I daresay that it will make you want to leap up and find your way to the closest quart of sunny stonefruit to make your own batch.

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5 Responses to Honey Sweetened Apricot Thyme Jam at Simple Bites

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    Lynne says:

    Mmmmm apricots! Sadly, they’re not in season here yet. Either that, or they’re just stupidly expensive (they don’t grow here, but they do a few short hours away).

    Right now, we’re being inundated with strawberries, raspberries and surprisingly, blueberries! It’s really early for those though. We usually don’t see them until mid-August! SO much jamming going on :D

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    pamela says:

    perfect timing – the fruit on my tree is ready now right now. thank you!

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    Julie says:

    Apricots are one of the few things that we can’t U-Pick around here, so I’ll have to keep an eye out at the Farmers’ Market!

  4. 4

    I bought apricots and thyme this morning at the farmers market so I can make this jam this week! Sadly my apricots need a day or two to ripen, but can’t wait to taste this one!

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