“Honey-sweet May: when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, & the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.” – Samuel Scoville Jr.
American Spoon’s Apricot Jam is a quintessential summer spread. Delightfully sweet, bright, and packed with gorgeous stone fruit and citrus flavor, it reminds us of laughter-filled park picnics, barefoot walks through warm grass, and sun-kissed skin: the ideal May day. We love it spread generously on crusty bread, swirled into homemade baked goods, or as the perfect topping for vanilla ice cream.
Since 1982, American Spoon has preserved exquisite locally grown fruit in their Petoskey, MI, kitchen. Their crew of skilled cooks prepare fruits by hand and cook them with care using wooden paddles and small-batch copper kettles. They work directly with a dedicated group of Michigan farmers who grow the varieties of fruits they love – those bred over generations specifically for their unparalleled taste and unique character. Their Apricot Jam, made from crushed apricots grown on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula and accented with just a splash of orange juice, honey, and orange blossom water, is one of our very favorites.