DEHYDRATED APRICOTS

Ideal for snacks, baking, bliss balls or serving with meat.
     
Water content: 86%
1kg prepared fresh = approximately 140g dried
    
Ingredients:
Apricots (firm, ripe, tasty fruit)
Lemon juice
    
Prepare fruit.
Wash apricots, halve and discard stones. Leave in halves or slice into wedges or 5mm (1/4 inch) slices or dice if desired. Weigh prepared fruit.
    
Dip fruit.
Place prepared apricots into a bowl of acidified water (20% lemon juice, 80% water) and stir gently to cover fruit and prevent oxidisation.
     
Dry fruit.
Dry on fruit setting until pliable, around 14-20 hours. Cool fruit and check weight (to confirm water content) and check there is no moisture present.
    
TIPS:
  • If leaving apricots in halves, press middle inwards to make the fruit as flat as possible
        
FLAVOUR IDEAS
Add extra flavour to the prepared fruit by adding one or more of the following:
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Vanilla
     
SERVING IDEAS
  • Almonds
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Cream
  • Pistachios

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