Lekvar Prune Plum Filling or (Apricot)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Rita1652

Found this on-line requested by a fellow Zarrie needed for my Lekvar (LEHK-vahr) Kugel Lekvar Kugel (Prune Plum)( I was able to find it canned. A thick, soft spread made of fruit (usually prunes or apricots) cooked with sugar. This Hungarian specialty is used to fill a variety of pastries and cookies. Lekvar can be purchased in cans or jars in most supermarkets.

Top Review by BeachGirl

Wow..this tasted just like the commercial Lekvar I had in the refrigerator. It's texture was perfect, too. I'm really thrilled to have this recipe as Lekvar is difficult to find here, and I use it in place of oil in my chocolate cakes. I was so confident I would like this recipe, I made 4x recipe Using 24 oz. pruned) and it made about 24 oz. of prune butter. Rita...thanks SOOO much for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer all ingredients, except brown sugar, covered 25- 30 minutes until very soft and most of water is evaporated.
  2. Uncover last few minutes if necessary.
  3. Remove from heat and mash.
  4. Stir in brown sugar.
  5. You can keep Lekvar in the refrigerator for a long time.
  6. Put it in a canning jar.

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