State Fair Puprle Ribbon Dried Apricots

Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This recipe got me the Purple Rossette Ribbon actually. Top of all the dried foods at the Nebraska State fair.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lay apricots so the insides are pointing downward.
  2. First hour set dehydrator to 120 degrees.
  3. Then move it up to 135 degrees for 7 more hours.
  4. Apricots can be chopped up and used in fruitcake or special breads, or as a snack.
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This recipe sounds good, but the directions are as confusing!! Do you start with fresh apricots or with canned apricots in syrup?? What is the "syrup to soak fresh" that to soak the fresh apricots in, prior to drying them, so they don't discolor or to "freshen" the dried apricots?? My sister has an apricot tree and would love to know more about this recipe!