Apricot Paste

Take ripe apricots, pare, stone, and quarter them, and put them into a

skillet, setting them on embers, and stirring them till all the pieces

are dissolved. Then take three quarters of their weight in fine sugar,

and boil it to a candy; put in the apricots, and stir it a little on the

fire; then turn it out into glasses. Set it in a warm stove; when it is

dry on one side, turn the other. You may take apricots not fully ripe,

and coddle them, and that will do also.