A relative of the peach, the apricot is smaller with an oval pit which removes easily. There are many varieties (Riland, Tilton, Blenheim, Royal, Chinese, etc.) which range from pale yellow to deep burnt orange.
July - August
Look for plump, firm fruit with uniform color. There are about 8-12 apricots per pound.
Store in plastic in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
bake, poach, raw, stew
almonds, brandy, cherries, cream, ginger, honey, lamb, lemon, lime, oranges, peaches, raspberries, rice, sesame, sour cream, strawberries, tarragon, vanilla, yogurt, wine
fresh apricots = same amount reconstituted dried apricots, peaches or nectarines