Orange Apricot Balls Recipe

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I first tried this citrusy candy as a child at my grandmother's house. I enjoyed it so much, my dad has been making it every Christmas since.—Shelly Detwiler, Marysville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 pound dried apricots (3 cups)
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled navel orange
  • 1 cup sugar, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 34 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a food processor or grinder, coarsely chop apricots and orange. Add 2/3 cup sugar; mix well. Shape into 3/4-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds (5 dozen).
Originally published as Orange Apricot Balls in Country Woman November/December 1999, p36

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