6 ounces dried apricots, halved
1 1/4 cups water, divided
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, or sliced
pineapple cut into bits, with juice
1 large or 2 medium oranges, cut into pieces, seeds removed
1 small lemon, cut into pieces, seeds removed
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 pounds peaches, peeled and chopped
2 sticks cinnamon
In preserving kettle set aside apricots, 1 cup water and pineapple bits with juice. Blend in blender 1/4 cup water, oranges and lemon. Add to fruit in kettle along with the sugar, peaches and cinnamon. Heat to boiling, then lower heat and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours, or until thickened. Stir occasionally during cooking. Seal in sterilized jars.
Yields 5 half pints.