Lekvar Prune Plum Filling or (Apricot)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

BeachGirl March 14, 2003

I recently made some of this to fill my hamentashen, and Oh Wow! Yummy! I can't wait to make more! Pretty easy, and I followed the directions closely, except like another reviewer, I cooked it for closer to an hour. True, I did want it thick. One personal comment - I might cut back on the lemon a bit next time. I also made another batch with dried apricots, using a teeny bit of lemon juice, but mostly orange zest and orange juice. Also delish!!! I would like to try this with other dried fruits - how 'bout cherries? Anyway, I am thrilled to know this easy recipe! Thanks, Rita L.

Dorie's Lori March 05, 2007

Amazing! I can't believe how easy this recipe was to make and how good it turned out! I followed the directions, but cooked it about an hour at med-low heat. (After half hour it was still too watery.) Thanks for posting!

Kathy in WA September 10, 2004

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