Apricot Leather


Learn how to make your own apricot fruit leather with this recipe. It's a great way to use extra apricots, especially when your tree gives a bumper crop. Apricots are very nutritious and this makes a great snack. The leather will keep for a long time in an airtight container.

close up view of an Apricot Leather roll on a stainless steel countertop
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 cups pitted and diced fresh apricots

  • ½ cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees F (165 degrees C), or the lowest setting you have.

  2. Combine lemon juice, apricots, and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

  3. Cover an 11x17-inch pan or cookie sheet with a layer of plastic wrap. Pour pureed fruit onto the prepared pan and spread evenly to within 1 inch of the edge.

  4. Bake for 4 to 6 hours in the preheated oven, using a spoon or a pair of tongs to keep the door slightly ajar, or until puree has dried and is no longer sticky. Once dry, you can cut it into strips; store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

39 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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