Like sunshine trapped in a soft, fuzzy fruit, apricots are the ultimate harbinger of summer. Here's a bushelful of ways to make the most of them.
Apricot is arguably the easiest jam, as the fruit melts down and creates a set without any added pectin. (Image via Food Fanatic)
Think beyond the peanut butter on this stuff -- apricot jelly makes an amazing glaze on pies and tarts, as well as savory roast meats like pork or turkey. (Image via Nest)
Cook them down to make a thick apricot fruit butter. It's easy as can be, especially if you use the slow cooker. (Image via Food in Jars)
Apricot Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
Here's a vibrant Asian-style dipping sauces that puts all others to shame. Fruity, sweet and tangy, this homemade version puts commercial offerings of "duck sauce" and dubious packets of yellow goo accompanying egg rolls and such shame. (Image via Spectacularly Delicious)
Apricots' ripe acidity lend themselves well to this cooked fruit salsa, simultaneously tangy and sweet. (Image via Karen Solomon)