Apricot Recipes

Mary Gormandy White
Apricot Salsa

Apricots are a flavorful fruit that can be used in a variety of recipes. From stewed apricots to baba cakes, there are many tasty dishes you can prepare with this wonderful fruit.

Apricot Salsa Recipe

Fruit salsas are a popular topping for tortilla chips, as well as for fish, shrimp, chicken, pork and a variety of other dishes. Making homemade apricot salsa is surprisingly simple.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh apricots
  • 1 small bell pepper
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro (fresh or dried)
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice

Instructions

  1. Remove pits from apricots; cut into small chunks, approximately 1/4 of an inch square each.
  2. Remove seeds from bell pepper and dice.
  3. Dice tomato.
  4. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or longer.

Variations

  • Add fresh diced jalapeno, habanero or chili pepper, seeds removed.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped mango.
  • Add 1/2 cup crushed pineapple.
  • Add 1/4 cup canned whole-kernel corn, drained.

Apricot Popovers

Store-bought crescent roll dough makes easy work of creating your own apricot popovers.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh apricots
    Crescent Rolls
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove pits from apricots; cut into small chunks, approximately 1/4 of an inch square.
  3. Place all ingredients except for crescent roll dough into a saucepan over high heat.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat.
  6. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Separate crescent roll squares, laying each one flat on prepared baking sheet.
  10. Spoon apricot mixture into center of each square, dividing evenly.
  11. Fold or roll into desired shape (crescent, square, triangle).
  12. Bake for 20 minutes.

Dried Apricot and Bacon Bites

Apricots wrapped with bacon is a simple-to-prepare appetizer that's just as perfect for a formal dinner party as it is for family movie night.

Apricots wrapped in bacon; copyright Arseniya Pavlova at Dreamstime.com

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce package of dried apricots
  • 1 pound of packaged bacon, any variety

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Cut apricots in half.
  4. Cut bacon strips in thirds.
  5. Wrap each apricot with a strip of bacon.
  6. Place each wrapped apricot, seam side down, on foil-covered baking sheet.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Remove baking sheet from oven.
  9. Flip wrapped apricots over.
  10. Continue baking 15 more minutes or longer, if needed for bacon to be thoroughly cooked.
  11. Remove from pan and place on a plate covered with paper towels to absorb excess grease before serving.

Variations

  • Stuff each apricot half with a pecan or almond before wrapping with bacon.
  • Dip in a warm mixture of soy sauce and your favorite flavor of fruit jelly or jam.
  • Dip in duck sauce.
  • Dip in hot mustard.

Enjoy Apricots Many Ways

While fresh apricots make a tasty snack in their natural state and dried apricots taste terrific right from the bag, there are plenty of other options for enjoying this delicious and healthful fruit. Incorporate a variety of apricot dishes into your cooking repertoire.

Apricot Recipes