We are lucky enough to have a mature Apricot tree in the back yard, and now with the addition of our dog Lucy to the family the squirrels no longer bother them. This year we have a bumper crop of apricots, so we can’t eat them as fast as they drop…so we make our own organic dried apricots! They are great for snacks on the go, if you can keep the kids from eating them as you’re making them!
What you need:
- A dehydrator (We have a similar one to this one but if you want to try a smaller less expensive one, this one has great reviews!)
I take the kids out with me and have them help me pick the fruit, they love getting their hands dirty! The ripe fruit literally falls into the picker, if it doesn’t want to fall, don’t force it.
Wash and split the apricots in half.
Now all you have to do is lay them out on your dehydrator trays and turn on your machine! I set mine at 140° for 16 hours. I ended up taking everything out at around 14 hours. I put them in a bag, and then two hours later they were completely gone. Next time, I’m hiding them!