Apricots Have Taken Over: A Call for Recipes
Alright friends, here's the gist. Fruit trees are a big responsibility. We have four apricot trees at our place that we're renting. They are all bearing fruit. The first tree is almost finished, but the second and third are right behind with being ready to harvest. Ryan and I have picked quite a few apricots (understatement), and even after giving some away, our kitchen has been taken over by them. As well as our schedule. Laundry to do? Yeah, right. A garden to weed? Pah! Nope. New IKEA furniture to put together? Not for a few more days.
So far I've made apricot jam. It's delicious, which has left me simultaneously pleased and surprised. I've also attempted dehydrating some of them - the first batch was not so great, so I'll give that another go. However, I can only handle so much normal freezer jam. I don't know - maybe I get bored too easily or something? Anyway, I've seen suggestions of adding vanilla bean, minced chipotle en adobo, etc. to the jam, but I am feeling a little overwhelmed and don't want to waste the fruit. Which leads me to why I'm coming to you...
I'm putting out a call for recipes. Recipes! ANYTHING! with apricots, or that you think would be good with an apricot substitution. I'd prefer to make something with them, as I'm already a little tired of just eating them. So, do you have anything for me?