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Apricots are delicious and beautiful fruits that have a good taste that many people like old and young, but its season ends quickly and has many uses, so we can keep and freeze them like other fruits such as peaches and pineapples, and to keep it, you must choose fresh apricots that are completely ripe and freeze it in a solution Sugar or in the form of slices with lemon water or pineapple juice.



Can you freeze fresh apricots?

Yes of course, with the approaching apricot season, many housewives prepare to store it and prepare delicious recipes using it, and in addition to its distinctive taste as fruit fresh, it is also known for its various health benefits, so it is included in many types of sweets, juices, and jams, for this reason, it must be frozen And learn the correct way to preserve apricots throughout the year in the freezer so that they retain their flavor and good taste, and use them at any time when needed.



What is the best way to freezing apricots?

People rely on 3 methods in their homes to freeze apricots, using lemon juice drinks, sugar, and syrups, while avoiding ascorbic acid, and boiling the apricots, and adding sugar to them is one of the best ways they adopt to get the best result.


Freeze apricots with lemon juice.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of fresh apricots
  • A quarter cup of sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • An amount of cold water with ice
  • A teaspoon of fresh fruit (it's a fruit protector)

Instruction:

This process should take place at the height of the apricot season and not wait until its end. Try here to search for soft and tender types of apricots, be careful that the apricots are worn out, we first start with the preparation step of the syrup.


1- In a saucepan, add the sugar water, fresh lemon juice, and the fruit keeper, then put it on the fire for a few minutes until the mixture boils and then leave it to cool.


2- Bring the healthy and ripe apricots free of any bruises or holes. You should wash fruit before you freeze it in order to get rid of the dirt stuck to them and make an incision in the form of an X in the apricot peel, which will facilitate the process of removing the peel after boiling.


3- Boil the grains in a bowl filled with three-quarters of water at a medium to high temperature. When the water boils, put the apricots in it for 3 minutes. This method helps to maintain the texture, color, and taste of the apricots.


4- Prepare a bowl filled with ice and water. Take out the apricots after boiling them and put them in cold water.


5- Using your fingers, gently peel the apricots, starting from the incision site you made in the apricots.


6- Cut the apricots into slices using the knife and take into account that the pieces are as even as possible, or you can cut them into small pieces.


7- Remove the bones from the apricots.


8- Place the apricot slices or pieces in containers for preservation in the freezer or in suitable plastic bags. When placing in preservation containers, take care to leave a space at the edge of the container.


9- Pour the syrup on the apricot slices in an appropriate amount into a container.


10- Now close the container tightly and put it in the freezer. Now you have apricots that can be used for a period of 6 to 8 months, you can use them to prepare pies later.



Freezing the apricots dry without juice of lemons.


1- Prepare the ripe apricots you have available, wash them well, and then cut them into equal slices as possible.


2- Line a baking tray with plastic, place the peach slices in it so that they are not sticking together, and cover with a layer of plastic.


3- Put the tray in the freezer and leave it until the slices freeze completely and become hard.


4- In freezing bags or a container suitable for freezing, place the solid peach slices in it, leaving a space above the bowl, and return to the freezer. The slices will not stick because they have been frozen before and you will have peaches that can be used for a period of 2 to 4 months.


Note

This way, the color of the apricot pieces can change to brown after freezing, so when you use them later, put them in water and a little starch, then put it on low heat with stirring for a minute, after this process, it will return to its natural color.



How to freezing apricots as jam?

A quantity of apricots is brought and estimated in a kilo of apricots according to the quantity we want. The apricots are washed well and cut and remove the seeds from it, and then the apricots are placed in a bowl and we put two cups of water on it and let it boil and add half a kilo of sugar and cook The apricots are on the gas for three hours, and after that we let them cool down and then put in jam jars, so this is how we attended the apricot jam recipe.

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