tons of apricots
my gf's neighbor's tree is an apricot tree, not a peach tree. if you love peaches, you can imagine my disappointment. Anyways, i should have an endless supply of apricots for at least a month. Suggestions on what to do with them?
boiled down to syrup with different flavours... cinnamon, rose water. honey.
They can/pickle/preserve wonderfully.
Hell, I just love them straight and warm, off the tree!!
apricot jam is the best!
also, try stewing them down simply with some sweetener and maybe a little vanilla or cinnamon. then puree and chill, then add to oatmeal or yogurt or pancake/waffle batter or fill crepes...
apricot tart... make a flat pastry dough, poke with tines of fork, then layer sliced apricots on top and sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter. bake til pastry is cooked and golden.
slice apricots into thin circle rounds and toss w/ a little brown sugar and cinnamon. make favorite buckwheat or buttermilk pancake recipe. pour portion for a pancake or two onto griddle. while the bottom side browns, layer a few slices of apricots on top of each, then flip and allow the apricots to brown and caramelize.
grill them alongside some other fruit.
apricot puff pastry pockets
take puff pastry dough and cut into individual size squares. top with apricot slices, then top with another pastry square and seal edges. cut slits in the tops and sprinkle with sugar. bake til golden.
apricot and squash soup
add them to chicken salad
add them to your fave pina colada recipe!
halve and pit enough apricots to fill a brownie pan. butter the pan, then put the apricot halves in it.
combine 1 stick butter, 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl. use a pastry cutter or your hands to get it to a doughy consistency
use your fingers to put blobs of the dough randomly all over the top of the apricots.
bake at 375 for about 35 minutes, or until bubbling and golden brown.
Daiquiris, my first choice.
They freeze well. So you can make apricot ice/sorbet out of season, or whatever you want.
Use them in crepes with a little vanilla ice cream and Grand Marnier
wrap quarters in proscuitto and saute
Make a chicken salad: chicken, mayo, fine chopped celery, apricots, slivered almonds, S&P.
It is really good & simple.