I love apricots -- who's with me?
I grew up in a house with pretty substantial old world influences foodwise. For example, we had tons of fresh apricots, which are not exactly big in the US.
Now, I love dried apricots too. And many fresh apricots, while pretty, are dry and tasteless. Others are mealy/mushy. But if you get one thats just right, it's pretty much fruit perfection. (Same for greengage plums, another of my fruit affectations).
Any other fresh apricot lovers out there?
Love them, but so rarely do we get really tasty ones in the northeast.
Soft, watery, tasteless too often...but I do agree that it's one of those fruits that takes particulary well to being dried, I always have them in the house for snacking. Also keep apricot jam in the fridge.
I'm not a major fan of raw fruit, but yes, apricots are in there.
Put them in a danish however, and you may lose an arm if you don't drop it quick enough! <3
I grew up eating fresh apricots - and - Greengage plums are my very favorite I'm not much of a fruit eater, but I can't get enough of those and the little Italian plums in season.. Luckily, I can buy very good tasting apricots at a local farm in the summer. I usually buy them just as they are ripe and use them up in a hurry than bide my time till the next market day.
Mark Bittman has a recipe for roasted plums in his "1000 Best Recipes in the World", but after two tries at the recipe, I gave up. It just doesn't do justice to the golden fruit....