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Makers’ Dried apricot fruit (in an oven)

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January 8, 2019

Take full advantage of delicious summer fruits by preserving them to enjoy throughout the year.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs

Ingredients

1 kg ripe apricots

2 tbsp sugar (optional)

Directions

1Quarter and depip of the apricots.

2Remove blemishes.

3To keep the lovely golden colour of the apricots, soak in a mixture of lemon juice and water for 10 minutes. Pat dry with a dish towel.

4Sprinkle with sugar if the fruit is quite tart.

5Preheat oven to a low heat of 60-70 degrees fahrenheit.

6Place wax paper onto a sheet pan and lay the fruit in a single layer. They must not touch each other. Place an additional sheet pan (with wax paper at the bottom!) on top to stop the fruit from curling up.

7Leave in the oven for 4 hours, makins sure to rotate the trays every hour.

Dried apricots must be stored in a airtight container  for 6 months and can even be frozen. Great snacks, packed full of energy for lunchboxes or hiking snacks.

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