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Mar 30, 2007 11:32 AM

Your Favorite Recipes Using Dried Apricot?

CVS has Sunsweet Apricots (16 oz) on sale this week for $1.99 - regularly over $4 I think - I got 2 for $1.98. :)

Now, what to do with them? I did some web searching for recipes and came up with a few such as:

Apricot Squares from
Apricot Oat Bars
Apricot Bread
Heavenly Apricot-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

But I was wondering what your favorite recipes using dried apricots are.


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  1. I often soak them in (hot) white wine or broth and then roast them with a pork roast.

    1. Simmered in orange juice with some grated orange peel served with roast duck or pork.

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        1. re: foodslut

          Definitely GREAT in couscous. Let me soak in hot water for a bit. Slice them up and throw it into couscous with some grilled scallions and spices...delicious!

      1. I use them in Silver Palate Chicken Marbella with Prunes. It is a great dish.

        Also soaked in wine and slivered very thin with Mesclun and Goat Cheese Salad.

        1. chopped and added to roasted or saute'd brusselsprouts, with pecans

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          1. re: DGresh

            This isn't really a recipe, but I love to add them to a cheese plate. Some dried apricots and toasted hazelnuts go really well with manchego and some apple slices. I also saw a recipe for chicken with dried apricots--a Rachael Ray recipe. Maybe it's still on the FN site. I've had it in my head since I have a bunch of them from Trader Joe's...

            1. re: cafecreme

              They are so great on a cheese board. Dried cranberries too!

          2. Not a very exciting suggesiton, but I chop them and add them to granola with almonds and golden raisins. I use Deborah Madison's granola recipe.