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?

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  1. Hi Kylie! We had some apricots on our tree this year too. My first time doing anything with apricots. I canned some jam. Then I pureed some apricots and dehydrated it so it make fruit leather. It was gobbled up fast!

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  2. Oh yeah, I forgot...I added a little lemon juice to the apricots so they wouldn't brown and I had a can of peaches in my pantry that I needed to use up, so I blended it up with the apricots.

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    1. The fruit leather was great! I even used up some old peaches, too. Thanks for the tip.

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  3. Alright, I think I'll give this fruit leather thing a-go with some of the stash. I'll let you know how it turns out! Thanks!

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! Apricots are my most favorite food in the world!! I'm so jealous of your trees!! So fun!!! I have a good apricot cookie bar recipe, I'll see if I can dig it up and send it your way!!!

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  5. hmmm i'm having no luck finding my recipe, it must have been a long time since i've made them! but now i'm hungry for them after searching for the recipe :) here is a link to a recipe that looks exactly like mine, though! hope you are enjoying them!!!

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/05/apricot-bars-are-they-for-breakfastor-dessert/

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    1. Those look delicious!! Thanks Audra. I wish I could just give you a bucket of these apricots. :)

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  6. Kevin's parents have one apricot tree and always have apricots coming out of there nose!! I can't imagine having multiple ones. So awesome, yet so crazy I'm sure. Anyway, Kevin's mom made apricot syrup which I guess was the bomb. I have no idea what the recipe was but maybe you could find one online... Good luck :)

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