A recipe for pastilles from apricots at home
Home-made pastille - incredibly delicious and extremelyA useful dessert that can be prepared from a variety of berries and fruits. It includes pectin, fiber and vitamins. Prepare a pasty from apricots will be even a beginner. Apricot pastille has a beautiful color and a delicious aroma. In addition, it is very sweet to the taste, so when preparing it, sugar can not be added at all! Consider some recipes of pastilles from apricots. At home, such a dessert will not be very difficult to prepare.
Let us dwell in more detail on the general principles of preparation:
- Apricots for quality pastille must be taken only ripe. When using unripe fruit (even in a small amount), the finished product will turn out to be bitter.
- Apricots should be washed well, if there are damaged areas, they should be removed, remove the bones.
- Prepared pastilles from apricots can be made from fresh fruits, or after their heat treatment.
- In the event that the fruit is very sweet, you do not need to add sugar to make dessert.
- To dry the pastille at home is recommended in a draft, in the oven, in a multivark or in a dryer.
- If mash is used to prepare the pastille, then it should be cooked on a very small fire, until the mass is reduced by half.
Ways of storage
The ready-made pastille should be stored in a cold place, in a jar with a lid or small trays. If the pastille is intended for long-term storage, it should be rolled into cans with metal covers.
A recipe for pastilles from apricots
Consider the preparation of pastila according to the ancientprescription. First you need to prepare mashed potatoes from apricots. To do this, take ripe apricots, thoroughly wash them, remove the stone. Fold the fruits in a container, add sugar - at the rate of two tablespoons per one kilogram of fruit. If the apricots are sweet, sugar can not be put. The resulting mixture should be placed on a low heat and cook, stirring constantly until the mass is reduced by half. The cooking time may take several hours.
Pour the mashed potatoes through a sieve, spread ona pan, which must first be covered with calcined parchment paper. If you want to get a crispy pastille from apricots, puree should be spread out with a layer of 0.5 centimeters, for a softer and tender consistency - 1 cm thick. Put the sunbaths in the sun to dry the pastille. When it is a little dry, remove it from the paper and put it on the wooden boards. Drying should be a few days. In the end, a dense, non-sticky pastille from apricots is obtained. It can be cut into different pieces or simply rolled into a roll.
Pastilla from apricots at home
Prepare a candy that does not require heatprocessing. To prepare it you will need very ripe apricots and any light honey (acacia, clover, lime or blackberry). First you need to wash the fruit, remove the bones from them and make apricots puree. To him we add honey to taste.
Mass well mix and spread thinlayer on a baking sheet covered with parchment or food film. From the top we cover with gauze (not allowing contact with the pastille) and set to dry. For this purpose, you can use a gas oven or electric dryer, or you can simply dry the candle in the sun.
Apricot in electric drying machine
For this pastille we need the following ingredients:
- apricots - 1 kg;
- water - 200 ml;
- granulated sugar - 1 kg;
- citric acid - 1 g;
- cinnamon - pinch.
First of all, the apricots need to be washed, dividedinto parts. Fold the fruits in a bowl and simmer to a boil, then remove from heat and grind them in a blender. To this mass, you need to add 200 grams of granulated sugar, mix, put on low heat and cook until the mixture thickens. Then you should pour a glass of water into it, add the rest of the sugar and add cinnamon and acid. Continue cooking until the mass again becomes thick. The finished product is spread on sheets with parchment paper and dried in an electric dryer, this procedure will take about 3 hours.
Pastila in the multivark
Preparation of pastilles from apricots in a multivarkwill be held in two stages - cooking jam and drying the pastille. For jam, take 0.5 kilograms of apricots and 1 tablespoon of sugar and add to the multivark, put on the "Baking" mode and cook for an hour without closing the lid. When the mass is reduced by half, remove it from the bowl of the multivarquet and, if necessary, whip with a blender. Put the mass back into the multivark, pre-lubricated with vegetable oil. Bake should be in the same mode for 1 hour, then put on parchment and dry. If desired, you can add grated walnuts or other nuts to the pastille. The already prepared dessert can be cut into pieces and rolled in coconut shavings or powdered sugar.
Pastille in the oven
In the oven, the drying of the pastille takes muchless time than in the fresh air, in the sun. For the preparation of pastilles we take fresh rinsed apricots without pits. Fruits can boil in a small amount of water for about ten minutes or blanch in boiling water. The finished mixture is wiped through a sieve and placed on a weak fire, cook, constantly stirring until the weight is reduced by one and a half to two times. On the prepared baking sheet we spread the mashed potatoes up to 2 centimeters thick and put in the oven, heated to a temperature of 60-70 degrees. If there is no oven with such a temperature, you can put it in a conventional oven with the lowest temperature and dry the pastille with the door open. This procedure takes about three hours, the pastille should be regularly turned over, separating it from the paper.
You can make a pasta for decorating desserts. For this, you need to take very ripe apricots, peel them off, remove the stones and grind them in a blender. Put on a baking sheet with oiled parchment in a thin layer and smoothed with a culinary brush. Dry in the oven until the pastry becomes translucent. This pastille is cut into thin strips along with the paper, which is then removed, and the paste itself is used to decorate desserts.
Recipe with almonds
In order to prepare the pastille according to this recipe, the following products will be needed:
- apricots - 2 kg;
- sugar - 0,8 kg;
- almonds - 0,2 kg;
- a little cinnamon.
The first thing you need to wash the apricots and extract fromcut them into a blender. Cook the mashed potatoes on a low heat, cook, stirring, not bringing to a boil. When the mixture thickens, pour sugar into it, chopped almonds, cinnamon. We cook a lot of time as long as it takes to halve it. We spread the prepared puree in 2 centimeters thick on a sheet of parchment and send it to a preheated oven to 50 degrees.