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Mar 24, 2014 11:17 AM

Apricot Kernals in bulk bins?

Has anyone seen apricot kernals in bulk bins around the Boston area? I'm planning to make some amaretto liqueur and wanted to follow a recipe that uses both almonds and apricot kernals. The packages I have found are all over $18 and I only need a small amount. I'd rather not spend more on the ingredients than a bottle of DiSaronno and don't really have any use for the leftovers.

In the same vein, does anyone know if green walnuts ever show up in the area? Nocino is also on my list, but it seems like there is a short window for green walnuts and most come from the west coast.

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    1. re: UPDoc

      I'm looking for small amounts. I was hoping they were available in bulk bins where I could just get a 1/2 cup or so.

      1. re: Ali G

        For a half cup, you could probably just buy a pound of fresh apricots and crack the pits.

    2. I've seen these in the past at Trader Joe's (bagged), but it was a while ago and I don't know if they still have them. I think it was at the Coolidge Corner store, which usually has a wide selection of nuts and dried fruits; some of the smaller stores stock fewer selections.

      1. i went in on an order of green walnuts- from CA or OR iirc, last year. Found on the web. You could also post on (the New England board). I did and found someone local but my friend had alrdy placed the web order.