Sautéed Apricots

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  1. NanaBread June 27, 2011, 10:12 am

    Wow. Those are good looking apricots! I grew up loving apricots, too. My mother loved them, so I grew up loving them. It’s tough to find good ones, as you said, and that includes dried apricots. I like them about 1/2 dried – still a little plump in the middles – instead of dried to the brink of shoe leather. Thanks for the reminder of the goodness of apricots. Looks like I’ll be adding them to my shopping list this week!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef June 28, 2011, 2:02 pm

      I’m pretty picky with dried apricots, too. I love the ones they call “California style” but I think I prefer them more dried out than you do ;)

      Thank you for sharing your apricot story :)

  2. Carolyn June 27, 2011, 4:44 pm

    Lacey, could your recipe for peach jam also be used to make apricot jam — same process, different fruit? Thanks.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef June 28, 2011, 2:05 pm

      Yes, Carolyn, I think it would work just as well with apricots. You might want to check the CERTO package instructions, however, just in case there are any minor changes. I’ve made fresh apricot jam before and it was to die for. Good luck!

  3. ~Kelleigh~ June 28, 2011, 11:05 am

    Sadly, I know what you mean about the love of an apricot tree. My Grandmother had one on her farm in Texas when I was younger. I miss her and that tree. And yes, the apricots in New Mexico pale in comparison, when you can find them fresh off the tree, that is. Thanks for bringing back a great memory ;-)

  4. katie February 12, 2012, 3:28 pm

    I remember my great grandmother’s apricot tree in Beaumont, TX. The apricots were so soft and sweet! I bought some apricots from the store the other day craving the sweet taste I experienced when I was a kid, but was sadly disappointed at how bland and flavorless the apricots I purchased were. I found your website while searching for a recipe that could brings these apricots to life a bit so they don’t end up in the trash. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to trying this soon.


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