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Homemade Fruit Leather (Qamardeen)

Delicous and healhty Homemade Apricot Fruit Leather
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 35 mins
Course: Snack, Snacks, sweets
Cuisine: American, Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 14 strips
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 3 cups chopped apricots
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water


  • Wash and chop approximately 8 to 10 apricots, to equal 3 cups.
  • Add apricots to a small saucepan. Sprinkle apricots with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  • Add sugar and water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from overflowing.
  • Allow to cool, then puree in a food processor or blender.
  • Line an 18" x 13" tray with either parchment paper, plastic wrap, or a silicone baking mat.
  • Pour the apricot mixture into the tray. Spread the apricot mixture using a spatula. Leave a few inch border uncovered.
  • Bake in a 180-degree F oven for 5 hours or until the surface of the fruit leather is dried and slightly tacky.
  • Flip fruit leather onto waxed or parchment paper. Cut into strips and roll. Store in a plastic bag.


You can also make this recipe using dried apricots instead of fresh ones. Just make the following substitutions:
  • Instead of fresh apricots, use two cups of dried apricots.
  • Double the amount of water (from ¼ cup to ½ cup).
  • You may need less lemon juice since dried apricots are usually more tart than fresh apricots.


Serving: 1strip | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g