• 250 g dried apricots
  • 3-4 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried coriander seeds
  • zest of 2 oranges and juice of 1
  • 300 ml cider vinegar
  • 260 g caster sugar
  • 1 finely diced red chilli (seeds removed)


  • Chop the apricots into quarters.
  • Crush the coriander seeds with a pestle and mortar.
  • Place the shallot and garlic in the sauce pan with a little oil and fry until soft to release their flavour.
  • Add the apricot, coriander seeds, orange juice, orange zest, chilli, sugar and vinegar to the saucepan, simmer until reduced to a nice syrupy consistency for approx 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool , store in your sterilised jars until required.
  • The jars can be placed into a mini basket and decorated with Christmas ribbons, cinnamon sticks and holly for a beautiful, tasty and colourful foodie present.