Apricot Glaze

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1 (10-ounce) jar apricot jam
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon rum or brandy


Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until consistency of syrup. Remove from heat. Stir in rum; pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer. Cool and serve over cheesecake slices.

Cherry Glaze: Substitute cherry preserves for apricot jam; do not strain before serving.


Diana Hill, Arcadia, Florida,

November 1998