You should assume that any good baker is also a great preserver. If you can pick and harvest it, I can preserve it. My jams are renowned. Apricot jam is one of my personal favorites and this recipe is simple, easy and the best way to capture summer in a Mason jar. The pot to preserve in that ensures you won't have anything burnt spots of jam (or bean soups in the fall)? www.All-Clad.com 12 quart Stainless Collection stock pot.