Apricots With Anisette And Fennel



  1. 3 pounds apricots fresh
  2. 2 1/2 cups water
  3. 1/2 cup anisette
  4. 2 cups sugar
  5. 4 each fennel bulb 6 inch sprigs fresh, green or bronze


  1. Prepare jars, lids and boiling water bath.
  2. Wash and dry the apricots, then prick each one several times.
  3. Combine the water, anisette and sugar in a pan and cook over a med-high heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture boils and the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the apricots and simmer for 3 mins.
  5. Fill each hot dry jar with the fruit and two fennel springs, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  6. Pour hot liquid over the fruit until just covered.
  7. Wipe the rims with a clean towel and attach the lids securely.
  8. Place the jars in boiling water bath, and when the water returns to boil, process for 25 mins.