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Apricot Leather

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"This is great way to use extra apricots, especially when your tree gives a bumper crop. Apricots are very nutritious so you don't want to waste them and this makes a great snack. These will also keep for a long time."
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6 h 30 m servings 39
Original recipe yields 14 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees F (165 degrees C), or the lowest setting you have.
  2. Combine the 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 the pureed fruit onto the plastic 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 the puree has dried and is no longer sticky. Once dry, you can cut it into strips and store in an airtight container.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 39 calories; 0.1 9.8 0.3 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I have made apricot leather for years, and kids (and adults) love it. I do not add sugar, but add a banana to a blender of apricots. This gives sweetness without added sugar.

Most helpful critical review

I'm not sure how to rate this recipe!! Taste wise - I would rate higher. However, my lowest setting on my oven is 170F so I had to keep turning it on briefly then off again!! Lucky I was home al...

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I have made apricot leather for years, and kids (and adults) love it. I do not add sugar, but add a banana to a blender of apricots. This gives sweetness without added sugar.

I was looking for fresh apricot recipes to use up all the fruit my tree produced. This one is the best I've found. My kids (except the one who doesn't eat things that don't come from a box) LO...

Very tasty! I didn't want to leave my oven on for hours while making several batches of leather, so I froze the apricot mixture in 2 cup pkg. so I can make the leather in the winter time wheneve...

This recipe was very simple to put together and tastes wonderful! The only reason it received 4 out of 5 stars was because after 8 hours in the oven, I had to put it in my dehydrator to finish ...

This is great as is. I feel a little dumb that I didn't think of it myself. The pilot light in my gas oven with the light on for a little extra heat makes a great dehydrator. I didn't have to...

This was wonderful! Made as directed, except used a jelly roll pan, covered with saran wrap, and spread the mixture slightly thicker. I dried two batches at a time, rotating the pans every hour....

I couldn't wait so I used a 250 degree oven for 2 hours. Used a wooden spoon to keep oven cracked to allow moisture to escape. Awesome!

you can also dry it in the sun, but it is nice to have some kind of net over it so that you don't get a lot of flies or other insects in it.

For those whose oven can only set to 170 degree the lowest, there is a way to trick the oven. There is a light button on the corner of your oven (mine is one the left hand side). You can see it ...