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Apricot Preserves

We tasted five top-selling products plain and in our Cook's Illustrated French Apple Tart.

Published Nov. 1, 2014

What You Need To Know

UPDATE: May 2015

We recently learned that Hero Premium Apricot Spread has been reformulated. It now contains slightly less sugar per serving and, although the sweeteners haven't changed, the label now lists wheat syrup instead of glucose syrup. After tasting the new version, we still recommend it.

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