- 4 pounds apricots (3 quarts), pitted and coarsely chopped
- 4 1/2 pounds sugar (10 cups)
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- Puree the apricots in a food processor. In a large, heavy pot, mix the apricot puree with the sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil over moderate heat, skimming as necessary. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Pour the apricot honey into 6 hot sterilized 1-pint jars, stopping 1/4 inch from the top. Wipe the glass rims and close the jars. Set them in a water bath and bring to a boil. Process for 15 minutes.