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)
Skip the store-bought plum sauce and make this tangy Chinese-inflected version instead.
Apricots' ripe acidity lend themselves well to this cooked fruit salsa, simultaneously tangy and sweet. (Image via Karen Solomon)