Apricots To Dry

Pare and stone a pound of apricots, and put to them three quarters of a

pound of double-refined sugar, strewing some of the sugar over the

apricots as you pare them, that they may not lose colour. When they are

all pared put the remainder of the sugar on them; let them stand all

night, and in the morning boil them on a quick fire till they are clear.

Then let them stand till next day covered with a sheet of white paper.

Set them on a gentle fire till scalding hot; let them stand three days

in the syrup; lay them out on stone plates; put them into a stove, and

turn them every day till they are dry.