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Apricot topping recipe

This Apricot topping is a sauce that uses natural sweeteners and goes well with ice-cream or plain sponge. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 250g dried apricots
  • water to cover
  • 2-3 tbsp honey


In a small saucepan add apricot and enough water to cover.

Leave to soak overnight.

On a medium heat simmer the apricots until they are very soft.

Drain cooking liquid and reserve.

Puree the apricots in a food processor or blender. If they are a little dry you can add the honey or the reserved cooking liquid.

Return to the saucpan and simmer until all is well combined and then you have the required consistency.


  • This is a great sauce for toddlers to have on desserts.
  • Babies under 12 months should not be having honey due to the risk of botulinium so you can leave it out in this case.
  • If you reduce it a little it makes a nice spread to go in between layers of cake.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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