Apricot Leather Recipe
- 8 ounces dried apricots
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 drop almond extract
- Confectioners' sugar
- 1. Place apricots in a small saucepan and cover with water by 1 in. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and cool slightly.
- 2. Place apricots in a blender; add sugar. Cover and process until smooth. Add extract.
- 3. Preheat oven to 175°. Line two shallow baking pans with silicone baking mats. Spoon half of apricot mixture onto each baking mat, spreading to form a 12x8-in. rectangle; repeat with remaining fruit. Bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until almost dry to the touch. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- 4. Transfer to a cutting board; dust both sides with confectioners' sugar. Cut into 1/2x8-in. strips; roll up. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Yield: 4 dozen pieces.
Editor's Note: If baked fruit sticks to the knife, air-dry for 15-20 minutes, then slice and roll.
1 piece: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Reviews for Apricot Leather
"Just wondering, if you don't have a silicone mat, could you use parchment paper?"