Apricot, Orange, and Date Jam

1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup water
1 t. orange zest
1 cup dates, pitted

In a small saucepan, combine the apricots, orange juice, water, and orange zest, and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor, add the dates, and pulse process to form a thick spread. Transfer to an airtight container and chill for several hours to allow the flavors to blend. Stored in the refrigerator, it will last for 1 week.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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