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How can I use my dried apricots?

Kerri Dec 17, 2004 01:50 PM

I have a 1 lb bag of dried apricots from Trader Joe's. Nice to snack on, but it's more than I need for that. I could use some ideas on how to use them up on some good dishes. What can I make?

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    julesrules RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 01:56 PM

    I really like this recipe - it's not as sweet as it sounds.

    Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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      Karl S. RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 02:10 PM

      Oh, they are marvelous with vegetables. If the recipe is not full of moisture, I'd cut them up and hydrate them in liquid (water, a mild wine, stock, et cet) first. Then add them judiciously; they will help glaze the vegetables with sweetness but without an aggressive fruity flavor of their own.

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        Val Ann C RE: Karl S. Dec 17, 2004 10:15 PM

        Great idea. What kind of vegetables do like with apricots?

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          Karl S. RE: Val Ann C Dec 18, 2004 08:48 AM

          Zucchini and summer squash, with finely sliced onions or leeks, plus the apricots, has won raves from guests.

          Peas come to mind.

          And, more seasonally, cabbage.

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        rkn RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 02:22 PM

        2 words: chocolate fondue

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          synergy RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 02:40 PM

          Hydrate, chop them up & add them into couscous...salads...add into chicken dishes...make apricot pie.

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            ChrisKC RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 03:08 PM

            Stick an almond in the middle, wrap with half piece of bacon, secure with toothpick and bake on rack until bacon is done & crispy. Mmmm!

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              kiwi RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 03:48 PM

              I like them in oatmeal cookies, usually with pecans, instead of raisins.

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                Yukari Pratt RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 05:06 PM

                How about making an apricot liqueur? Cut up the dried apricots, add to a white spirit (vodka) and add some rock sugar. Let it marinate for about 3 months or until the sugar dissolves. Drink straight or on the rocks with a splash of water.


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                  erly RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 05:16 PM

                  apricot squares
                  One of my favourite desserts around the holidays

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                    Sarnie RE: erly Dec 19, 2004 06:24 PM

                    You got a favorite recipe? Thanks!

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                    erly RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 05:16 PM

                    apricot squares
                    One of my favourite desserts around the holidays

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                      Emme RE: Kerri Dec 17, 2004 10:14 PM

                      Rugelach with apricot filling.

                      Muffins with dried apricots, chopped macadamia nuts, and maybe white chocolate chip drizzle over the tops...

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                        MzMaggie RE: Kerri Dec 18, 2004 10:53 AM

                        Chop them up and add to cooked wild rice

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                          Free Wilma RE: Kerri Dec 19, 2004 12:53 PM

                          I was at a party last where they put a dollop of goat cheese on a dried apricot and then topped it with a pecan half. They were REALLY yummy! And made for a nice presentation as well.

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