ways to use fresh apricots

8 Ways to Use Fresh Apricots That Are Easy and Delicious

Apricots are a little fruit that can fit in the palm of your hand. They’re fuzzy, sweet, and tangy. They make a perfect fruit to include in a variety of savory and sweet recipes. These recipes are simple, and they’re all delicious. Here are 8 ways to use fresh apricots that are easy and delicious.

Apricot Smoothie Drink

Toss apricots into the next smoothie you make. You can use a specific apricot smoothie recipe or just incorporate them in a recipe you already love. Apricots add a thick, creamy texture to smoothies. They also add a richer flavor! Not to mention a bunch of vitamins.

Apricot Jam

This is a classic way to use apricots. Apricot jam is tangy, tart, and goes great on toast. You can add in other fruits to make your jam or preserve more interesting. Add in a raspberry twist, or something more sour like a lime. Make the jam your own and you’ll put that stuff on everything.

Apricot Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is a classic kid snack. Apricot makes a great flavor that kids love and will eat up. The great thing about fruit leather is that they’re very portable. You can take a fruit leather anywhere and pull it out when the kids get hungry. Make this fruit leather for an easy and portable snack on the go. 

Grilled Apricots

Did you know that you can grill apricots? That’s right. It’s easy and super delicious. Grilling the apricots makes them softer and sweeter. You can top the grilled apricots with cream cheese or prosciutto to make a salty and sweet combination. 

ways to use fresh apricots

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Apricot Glaze

Make your apricots into a sweet and tangy glaze for a number of meats. You can make apricot glazed chicken, ham, or fish. Using apricots with meat makes an awesome pairing because you get the sweet and savory side of a dish.

Fresh Desserts

There are a whole variety of desserts you can make out of apricots. Use apricots to sweeten up a cheesecake or scones. You can even make apricot ice cream or cookies! Since apricots are sweet, they make excellent desserts! This category is truly limitless! 

Apricot Syrup

Homemade apricot syrup makes a great topping for pancakes or waffles. Instead of using a processed pancake syrup from the store, trying making a homemade apricot syrup right in your own kitchen. Your family will want the apricot syrup everytime they have pancakes.

Apricot Lemonade

Make a sweet and sour lemonade for the Summer. You can drink this refreshing drink on your back porch in the sunshine. The fresh taste of the apricots will make an amazing beverage. Add in other fruit pairings to the lemonade to make a larger taste profile. You can use lemons, raspberries, or limes to enhance your lemonade. It’ll taste great!

Summing Up

There are so many amazing ways to use fresh apricots. If you have an apricot tree, you might want to try all of these ideas! Apricots usually come in abundance so you’ll have plenty of fruit to work with. You’ll probably even have a new favorite food with apricots included in the recipe.

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Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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