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Dehydrated Apricots

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Most people know that apricots are a delicious, healthy snack. But what they may not know is that dehydrated apricots are even better for you! Apricots are a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin A. They also contain antioxidants, which help protect your body against disease.

dehydrated apricots in a jar.
Homemade dehydrated apricots

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Dried apricots are especially nutritious because the water has been removed, making them more concentrated. This means that you can get more nutrients per bite! So, if you’re looking for a healthy snack that will keep you satisfied for hours, reach for a bag of dried apricots.

Dehydrated apricots make a great snack or addition to trail mix, yogurt, oatmeal, and more. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for how to make them!

What are dehydrated apricots?

Dehydrated apricots are a type of dried fruit. They are made by removing all the water content from fresh apricots. This process can be done either naturally or artificially. Dehydrated apricots have a chewy texture and a sweet, intense flavor. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

top view jar of dried apricots.
The best dried apricots

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This recipe is quick and easy to make. It’s a great way to use up any extra apricots you may have.
  • Dehydrated apricots make a delicious snack or addition to trail mix, yogurt, oatmeal, and more.
  • If you already have apricots on hand, then you’ll appreciate how inexpensive this recipe can be!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Apricots – You’ll want to make sure you have fresh apricots on hand for this recipe.
  • Lemon juice –  This will help to keep the apricots from turning brown as they dry.
  • Dehydrator – This is the best way to ensure that your apricots dry evenly and consistently.
  • Water – A little bit of water goes a long way with this recipe.
  • Sugar – If you like the apricots to be sweet, then you will need sugar!

How to Make This Recipe

six image process making dehydrated apricots.
Dehydrated apricots process

Step 1:

Half and pit each apricot. Place halves in a large bowl with the water and lemon juice. Let them soak for 10 minutes.

Step 2:

Drain and lay flat to pat dry. Press down the halves until they are flat.

Step 3:

Arrange in dehydrator trays accordingly. Dehydrate at 135°F for 24 hours.

holding one dehydrated apricot.
The best way to dehydrate apricots

Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can try oven drying the apricots. Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature (usually around 200° F) and place the apricots on a baking sheet. Bake for 3-4 hours or until they are dry and leathery.
  • You can also air dry the apricots. Place them on a wire rack in a cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks.
  • If you want to add sugar, do so before dehydrating the fruit. Apricots are already fairly sweet, so you may not need as much sugar as you think!

Variation Options

  • Try adding spices! Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice all go well with apricots.
  • For a little added sweetness and crunch, try dipping the apricots in melted chocolate.
  • Add dried apricots to your favorite baked goods recipes. They make a great addition to muffins, quick breads, and even cookies!

Storing

Storing: Dehydrated apricots can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Freezing: If you live in a warm climate, it’s best to store them in the fridge or freezer.

FAQs

How do you rehydrate dried apricots?

To rehydrate dried apricots, soak them in water for about 10 minutes. This will help to soften them and bring back some of the moisture. You can also add them to baking recipes or smoothies for a boost of flavor and nutrition!

Can you eat dried apricots everyday?

Yes, you can eat dried apricots every day! They are a healthy snack option that is packed with nutrients. However, if you are eating them in large quantities, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

How do I know when the apricots are done dehydrating?

The apricots are done when they are dry and leathery. You should be able to tear them easily with your fingers. If they are still sticky or moist, then they need to dehydrate for longer.

How long does it take to dry apricots in a dehydrator?

It usually takes about 24 hours to dehydrate apricots in a dehydrator. However, this can vary depending on the climate and how dry you want the apricots to be.

Can I dehydrate apricots with the skin on?

Yes, you can dehydrate apricots with the skin on. However, the skin may not be as dry as the rest of the apricot. If you want to make sure the skin is completely dry, you can remove it before dehydrating.

What foods can you not dehydrate?

Some foods that you cannot dehydrate include dairy products, eggs, and meats. These foods need to be cooked before they can be safely dehydrated.

Yield: 40 Servings

Dehydrated Apricots

top view jar of dried apricots.

Most people know that apricots are a delicious, healthy snack. But what they may not know is that dehydrated apricots are even better for you! Apricots are a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin A. They also contain antioxidants, which help protect your body against disease.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 fresh apricots
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

Instructions

  1. Half and pit each apricot. Place halves in a large bowl with the water and lemon juice. Let them soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and lay flat to pat dry. Press down the halves until they are flat.
  3. Arrange in dehydrator trays accordingly. Dehydrate at 135°F for 24 hours. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don't have a dehydrator, you can try oven drying the apricots. Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature (usually around 200° F) and place the apricots on a baking sheet. Bake for 3-4 hours or until they are dry and leathery.
  • You can also air dry the apricots. Place them on a wire rack in a cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks.
  • If you want to add sugar, do so before dehydrating the fruit. Apricots are already fairly sweet, so you may not need as much sugar as you think!
  • Storing: Dehydrated apricots can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Freezing: If you live in a warm climate, it's best to store them in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

40

Serving Size:

1 apricot

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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