I was hungry and went into my kitchen and took out an apple to eat. After that, I was stiil hungry so I took a fiew pieces of dried apricot. Would I need to mkae a new bracha on the dried apricot?
If you initially had intention to eat an apple, and not to eat a “fruit meal,” a new berachah would have to be made on the dried apricot. However, if your original intention was to eat a “fruit meal,” the apricot will be included, and there is no need for a new berachah. If the apricot was in front of you when you made the beracha on the apple, no new beracha is made.
See Magen Avraham 212:2; Mishnah Berurah 212:4; 211:32