Inland Empire Girl brought me a large paper bag full of apricots from her friend's tree this last weekend. I had pondered various ways to use this wonderful fruit. And once I saw fruit flies buzzing around the bag, I figured it was time to make a decision on what to do with the fruit.
For a while I thought I would make apricot jam. But this evening, I decided I would get the food dryer off the top shelf of the pantry, and dry the apricots.
I went through the bag and sorted the soft and mushy fruit from the firm fruit. Then I cut the fruit in half, removed the pits, and put the halves in a bath of Fruit Fresh and water. Then I placed them on trays, stacked them, and let the dryer do its magic.
Sometime tomorrow, I should have some wonderful dried apricots to snack on and enjoy for the next few weeks. Yum!! Yum!!