Apricot Ginger & Honey Spread

Top your toast or muffin with this delightful spread. A good holiday gift idea. Can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.


1 pound dried apricots

zest of 1 lemon

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 cups water


1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


In a heavy saucepan combine first 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until apricots have softened. Stir in honey and ginger.
Pour into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Return to saucepan. Simmer, stirring often, about 1 hour, or until very thick. Cool. Pour into glass jars and refrigerate.
Yields: 2 1/2 cups