100 g/4 oz dried apples
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp potato starch
Put picked over and washed dried apples into a pot, cover with 3 1/2 cups boiling water and leave to soak for 2-3 hours. Put the pot on a stove. being to simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Pass the contents of the pot through a sieve, mashing the solids through, add sugar, and bring to simmer. Add potato starch dissolved in water.
Kissel with dried apricots is cooked the same way, just use 1/2 cup of sugar.