Apricot Preserves



  1. 8 ounces dried apricots
  2. 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  3. About 1 tablespoon grated orange zest


  1. Combine the apricots, juice, and zest, in a 2 1/2- or 3-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours, until thick and spoonable.
  3. Preserves will thicken as they cool, but if they need to thicken further, remove the lid, increase the heat to high, and cook for another hour.
  4. Refrigerate and use within one week.