Cookbook:Candied Apricots

Candied Apricots
Category Apricot recipes
Servings 2
Time 15 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Apricot

This is a very easy recipe made with only a few ingredients. The apricots can be served with chicken, pork or Turkish dolma pilav. This should be enough for two people but it can easily be scaled up.


  • 6-10+ dried apricots
  • About 1 cup water
  • A generous handful of sugar
  • Walnuts (optional)


  1. Soak dried apricots in water for around 10 minutes.
  2. Add sugar to water, taste to adjust sweetness.
  3. Bring to a boil and add apricots.
  4. Simmer until the liquid is reduced. (I like it at a candy-ish consistency, similar to caramel, but the traditional consistency is closer to a light syrup)
  5. If reduced until it is a dark syrup it will be very hot and harden quickly, so plan accordingly.
  6. If serving as a dessert you can reduce to a light syrup and stuff or garnish with walnuts.
  7. This is good served with Turkish dolma pilav, or with a chicken or pork dish. It can also be served on its own with nuts as a dessert.