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Monday
Feb062012

Apricot-raspberry jam and a giveaway!

Giveaway time! It has been far too long since I have thanked you all for reading, so here we go. THANK YOU! I appreciate every eye that peruses my little blog, and one set of eyes will be randomly chosen to receive these cute silicone measuring bowls!

Full and half measurements are included in each bowl and the set includes 5 total bowls: 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cups and 2 cups. They are dishwasher and microwave safe, and they make prep-work super easy. Aren't they fun?!

 

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post saying anything at all! Tell me what color socks you are wearing or what song you have in your head today or what your favorite kind of jam is.

For extra entries (please leave separate comments for each entry):

- Friend me on Facebook.

- Post about this giveaway on Facebook.

- Subscribe to my RSS feed.

- Follow me on Twitter.

Giveaway closes February 14th at midnight.

 

I have a recipe to share today, as well! Thanks to the cooking challenge I just completed, I learned that making jam really isn't so scary. In fact, it's as easy as pie! Except, pie isn't easy. 

Since becoming a jam-making fanatic, we have jam all over our fridge. I'm not the only person in this house who loves having jars of jam bumping into the milk container and the butter and the celery and the blueberries. Every one of my family members eats my jam, and that is saying a lot. It is just about the only food that we all love. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!

In a large saucepan, combine:

8 to 9 apricots, seeded and cut into small pieces

2 cups raspberries

2 cups sugar

Stir, smashing the raspberries with the back of your spoon. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.

Divide the jam between 3 pint-size jars. Close the jars and allow the jam to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Thanks again for reading, everyone!

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (121)

You keep me motivated!!!!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBritta Nerber

You know I love your blog!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer C.

And I am already a FB friend.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer C.

Love Pip&Ebby :) Really Like all Jams and Jellys so I'll be sure to try this one!!
Love the colors of the little silicone bowls too!!!
Oh yeah and my Socks are Brown!!!!!!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

I love apricots and raspberries ... I think I need to make this jam!!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartha T

I am already a friend on Facebook.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartha T

I am following you on Twitter.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartha T

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartha T

Looking at this jam makes me impatient for spring and the fruits that come with it!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I am also now following you on Twitter.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I don't have any socks on today because it is 68 degrees here in GA!...love your blog!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterT. Hutchinson

I love homemade jam! So tasty. Your photos are beautiful as well. I am wearing black and white polka dot socks today :)

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDara

Wow, those photos are gorgeous! Making me want an english muffin with some of that jam immediately! Thanks for the giveaway!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterM.C.

om nom nom. i've made peach and raspberry before, but not apricot. i'm very tempted :)

02.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenteremily

My favorite jam is strawberry (boring, I know). But I am going to have to try this recipe - I love both apricots and raspberries and the combination sounds amazing!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

I love how colorful the bowls are!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I've friend requested you on FB.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I subscribe via RSS Feed.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I follow you on Twitter.

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I love love love your blog! :)

02.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth

Just discovered your blog today. "Fabulous" Can't wait to try some of the recipes!!

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTami D

We are now friends on Facebook...just as soon as you accept me! ! ; 0

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTami D

I just friended ya too :)

02.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth

I am all a twitter because I started following you♥♥♥

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTami D

I now subscribe through iGoogle

02.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTami D

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