Apricot

Nutrition

A relative of the peach, the apricot is smaller with an oval pit which removes easily. There are many varieties (Riland, Tilton, Blenheim, Royal, Chinese, etc.) which range from pale yellow to deep burnt orange.

Plural

Apricots

Season

July - August

How to select

Look for plump, firm fruit with uniform color. There are about 8-12 apricots per pound.

How to store

Store in plastic in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

How to prepare

bake, poach, raw, stew

Matches well with

almonds, brandy, cherries, cream, ginger, honey, lamb, lemon, lime, oranges, peaches, raspberries, rice, sesame, sour cream, strawberries, tarragon, vanilla, yogurt, wine

Substitutions

fresh apricots = same amount reconstituted dried apricots, peaches or nectarines

Popular Apricot Recipes

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