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halved apricots on baking sheet

how to freeze apricots

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 12 hours
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learning how to freeze apricots is a simple way to preserve this delicious fruit. It's easy and you don't need to peel or blanch them!


  • Ripe apricots


  1. Wash the apricot and pat dry.
  2. Break the apricot in half and remove the pit. If they are a little firm you can use a small knife to cut around the fruit and then remove the pit.
  3. Place the halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. This makes getting the apricots off of the sheet much easier.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. Then next day, remove the pan from the freezer and place the frozen apricots in a zipper-topped freezer bag. Close the bag securely and store in the freezer until you are ready to use.


  • Frozen apricots are wonderful to use in smoothies, fruit leather, and jam. You can also let them thaw a few hours and eat them while they are still slushy and partially frozen as a side to a meal. My kids love ice apricots out of the freezer with dinner.
  • The beauty of this method is that you don't need a certain quantity of apricots. You can freeze as few or as many as you have on hand to preserve.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: preserving
  • Method: freeze
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 80
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Sodium: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

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