16 Surprising Reasons to Embrace Apricots


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Low fat, calorie and sodium apricots are so underrated. These vitamin A (beta-carotene) and C rich fruits provide a good source of potassium. They also contribute iron, calcium, phosphorus and fiber to the diet. No doubt, you’ve eaten them fresh or in desserts. But, that’s just one of their many wonderful barely touched sides. Today, we’re emphasizing some savory ways to appreciate them. Look for some fantastic apricot ideas on the Kitchology Eat.Better app too.

Our list starts with super-fast tartine sandwiches. We venture into savory chicken, meatballs, roasts and more then end with incredible dumplings. Of course, an apricot list is not complete with a full compliment of tried and new desserts too.

Enjoy our mix of favorite apricot recipes.

1. Tartines
These fast, open-face sandwiches combine crisp endive, apricots, toasted pecans and sharp Manchego cheese.

2. Quinoa Porridge Style
Ready in just 30 minutes, this hearty breakfast is made with red quinoa and almond milk.

3. Spicy Wings
You guessed it! An apricot-based sauce brushed on chicken wings before grilling gives them plenty of flavor.

4. Pistachio-Biryani
Chef Suvir Saran’s version of the classic Indian dish is made with fluffy rice and layers of yogurt, pistachios and apricots.

5. Lamb Sosaties
These delicious kebabs are a popular South African dish.

6. Glazed Roast Chicken
F&W’s Kay Chun brushes roast chicken with a buttery apricot-thyme glaze during the last 20 minutes of roasting.

7. Fried Semolina Dumplings
These healthy and not-too-sweet dumplings make a great end to a meal.

Not to Mention the Tantalizing Desserts

8. Pâte de Fruit
In France, pâtes de fruits are sold in high-end pâtisseries or pastry shops. The French roll them in sanding sugar, which has large crystals that cling to the candy without melting. Table sugar also works, as long as the jellies are rolled in it just before serving.

9. Walnut Cake
This lovely, light cake has just four ingredients and is filled with apricot preserves.

10. Fruit Soup
Serve this refreshing soup with a side of pistachio biscotti.

11. Pavlova with Chamomile Cream
Pastry pro Johnny Iuzzini roasts them with honey to include fiery Thai chiles for an Asian-inflected version of the Pavlova, the Australian classic. Chamomile whipped cream and crunchy, minty meringue cool things down deliciously.

12. Lemon Pudding Cakes
The unusual thing about these lemony cakes is that while they are baking, the batter splits, creating a creamy, pudding-like top and soufflé-like bottom.

13. Walnut Oat Cookies
These delicious gluten-free oat cookies are full of dried ones and chopped walnuts. They’re mildly sweet, incredibly soft and chewy throughout, and crispy on the outside.

14. Almond and Brown Butter Tart
This dried-preserve tart is crispy and tender, tangy and sweet all at the same time. The recipe also works with fresh ones; just omit the poaching step.

15. Honey-Caramelized Apricots
In this dish, star chef Tony Maws simply broils them with a little honey and puts a scoop of ice cream on the plate, which makes a sauce for the fruit as it melts.

16. Peach-Apricot Cobbler with Almond Ice Milk
Try this ingenious French-inflected almond ice milk. It’s a great replacement for vanilla ice cream which Americans more typically pair with peach desserts.

I am sure we missed other #apricot recipes. Let us know your favorites @Kitchology and @Kitchenchick123.