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Apricot Recipes

Apricots can also be substituted for peaches and/or nectarines in many recipes and vice versa. These apricot recipes include those for fresh, canned, dried apricots, apricot juice, and apricot preserves.

Amaretto Apricots Recipe
Simple and easy, apricots are paired with an amaretto almond sauce for a quick make-ahead dessert. You can stretch this even further by using the amaretto apricots as a topping for ice cream or pound cake.

Apple Beignets Recipe
Calvados-flavored deep-fried apples are coated in beer batter and topped with apricot sauce.

Apricot Bread Pudding Recipe
Use fresh or dried apricots in this full-flavored fruit bread pudding. Prunes may be substituted for the apricots and cognac for the cherry brandy.

Apricot Cake Recipe
Fresh apricots shine in a deliciously light cake. This is a sheet cake, but you may also bake it as a layer cake. Top with optional vanilla or cream cheese frosting and garnish with fresh apricot slices, if desired.

Apricot Curry Prawns Recipe
Apricot preserves, curry powder, rice wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard make a fabulous sauce for broiled prawns. Jumbo shrimp are often referred to as prawns in the US, however, this recipe will work for any shrimp-like creature, no matter the term. This is incredibly fast and easy to make. The biggest time investment is waiting for the broiler to heat up.

Apricot Date Chutney Recipe
Apricots, dates, and spices combine to make a delicious chutney. Great for kitchen gifts any time of the year.

Apricot Fritters Recipe
Fresh apricots are stuffed with almonds, drizzled with a bit of rum, dipped in a spiced batter, and then fried golden. Indulge yourself!

Apricot Grand Marnier Stuffing Recipe
Grand Marnier® liqueur lends an orange flavor to this stuffing with apricots and apples which may be cooked inside or outside the bird. In fact, you can make this stuffing as a side dish in place of potatoes or rice to serve with just about any beef, pork, poultry, or even seafood entree.

Apricot Nut Bread Recipe
Delicious low-fat quick bread is loaded with nuts, apricots, and raisins. Toasting the nuts brings out their flavor. You may toast the nuts in a dry skillet on the stove-top, if you wish.

Apricot Pecan Fruitcake Recipe
For those who do not care for citron, try this fruitcake. It uses dried apricots, apricot preserves, pecans, and brandy. Feel free to add raisins or other favorite dried fruits in place of part of the apricots. Enjoy this fruitcake year-round.

Apricot Potato Cake Recipe
Potatoes make this cinnamon coffee cake surprisingly light, although it is dense and chewy with the full flavors of apricots and pistachios.

Baked Apricots in Almond Cream Recipe
Fresh apricots and almonds marry perfectly in this easy, yet elegant dessert. Serve warm with or without a topping of heavy cream.

Candied Figs, Apricots or Tomatoes Recipe
This is a great way to preserve fruits, especially figs, apricots, and tomatoes.

Chicken Grand Marnier® Recipe
Grand Marnier®, apricot jam, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard give a tangy sweet and sour flavor to this marinated recipe using chicken breasts. If you are avoiding alcohol or cannot find the liqueur, you may substitute orange juice for the Grand Marnier®. It is important that you do not overcook the chicken or it will become dry. Plan ahead for marination time.

Chinese Duck Sauce (Plum) Recipe
Chinese duck sauce is made with plums, apricots, sugar, and spices. It is a condiment served with duck, chicken, pork, and spareribs. It is also often referred to as plum sauce. This delicious sauce is quite easy to make at home, but plan ahead as it needs to sit for 2 weeks before using.

Chinese Turkey with Eight-Treasure Stuffing Recipe
Soy sauce, ginger, mushrooms, dried apricots, and chestnuts give a Chinese flair to rice stuffing for turkey. Plan ahead to allow time for the turkey to marinate.

Chocolate Amaretti Peaches Recipe
Fresh peaches are filled with a spiced chocolate cookie mixture, then microwaved for a quick dessert. Nectarines or apricots may be substituted for the peaches.

Chocolate Dipped Apricots Recipe - South Beach Diet Phase 3
Delicious fruity morsels of dried apricots are not just for diets. The dried apricots are dipped in chocolate, then sprinkled with pistachios. These are very easy to make and enjoyed by non-dieters as well as dieters. Great for gifts from the kitchen.

Chunky Apricot Maple Syrup Recipe
A delightful fruity maple syrup made with fresh apricots is flavored with vanilla bean. Goes well with pancakes or waffles, as well as a topper for pound cake or ice cream. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cinnamon Apple Apricot Cake for Passover Recipe
Made with matzoh meal, apples, apricots, cinnamon, vanilla, and walnuts, this cake is good for Passover or any occasion.

Cornish Hens with Apricot, Port and Balsamic Sauce Recipe
Cornish hens are baked in a jacket of bacon, then sauced with a blend of port wine, red wine, balsamic vinegar, and apricots. This updated Irish dish makes an elegant meal for guests served with Carrot and Turnip Puree. (Far be it from me to dispute the author's instructions, but I would eat that bacon rather than toss it out!)

Couscous Stuffing with Currants, Apricots and Pistachios Recipe
Couscous stuffing filled with apricots, currants, and pistachio nuts is perfect for Cornish game hens or chickens. Double it up for turkey.

Creole Christmas Fruitcake with Whiskey Sauce Recipe
This festive Christmas fruitcake incorporates fruits, nuts, Grand Marnier, and bourbon then smothered in whiskey sauce.

Dried Apricot Chutney with Star Anise Recipe
Dried apricots shine in this chutney while the star anise lends a licorice flavor. It may be served, hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Fresh Apricot Pie Recipe
Take advantage of fresh apricots in season to make this simple but luscious pie. Start with store-bought pie crust dough to speed things up or make your own.

Fresh Apricot Souffle Recipe
Deliciously light souffle custard is the perfect showcase dessert for fresh apricots. Instructions are also given for using canned apricots so you can enjoy this dish year-round. Plan ahead to refrigerate several hours.

Fruit & Tomato Chutney Recipe
Tomatoes, 3 different fruits, and plenty of spices are the basis for a chutney that is sure to please. Great for kitchen gifts any time of the year.

Fruit Cornish Hens Recipe
A dried fruit marinade of prunes, apricots, and capers is the key to these tasty roasted cornish hens topped with herbed brown sugar. One-half of a hen makes an ample portion for most appetites when served with potatoes or rice, a side vegetable, and bread. Plan ahead to marinate the cornish hens overnight. This is quite easy to make, yet quite impressive on the table. Recipe is easily doubled.

Grand Marnier Fruit Salad Recipe
This non-fat fruit salad gets a kick from Grand Marnier and makes a very colorful dessert. Feel free to experiment with any variety of your favorite fruits in combinations that sound pleasing to you. You may substitute orange juice for the Grand Marnier if need be.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze Recipe
Chile oil, teriyaki sauce, and apricot jam come together in an interesting glaze for pork tenderloin.

Irish Tea Brack Recipe
Dried peaches, apricots, and prunes are the fruits and the liquid used is strong tea. Since it uses dried fruits, you can easily make it year-round. Great for breakfast or an afternoon tea snack. Plan ahead to let the fruit steep in the tea overnight.

Kansas City Barbecued Ribs Recipe
If you don't have the facilities to BBQ or smoke your ribs outdoors, try this Kansas City-style oven-baked recipe for spareribs.

Kiwi Cheesecake Recipe
Kiwifruit is the focus of this unusual rich cheesecake with apricot preserves.

Mini Fruitcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Mini fruitcakes are filled with pineapple, apricots, cranberries, and pecans and topped with luscious cream cheese frosting. Perfect for gifts.

Passover Chremslach (Fruit & Nut Fritters) Recipe
These tasty fried fruit fritters contain currants, almonds, and apricots. They are popular at Passover Seder, but yummy year-round.

Persian Rice & Pistachio Salad Recipe
Rice salad with fruit, spices, and pistachios may be served at room temperature or chilled.

Pickled Peaches Recipe
Fresh sweet peaches are pickled and spiced for a real treat. These can also be made with fresh nectarines or apricots. Dip the peaches in boiling water and the skins will slip right off. Pickled peaches will need to sit 4 to 6 weeks before using, so plan well in advance for standing time.

Plum and Apricot Cobbler Recipe
This cobbler uses fresh apricots and plums with tapioca as a thickener. Goes together quick and easy.

Pumpkin Apricot Jam Recipe
Traditional pumpkin jam is stepped up with apricots, raisins, ginger, and cinnamon. Plan ahead as this recipe will require an overnight refrigeration.

Roasted Spicy Apricot Wings Recipe
Spicy sweet chicken wings with apricot sauce can be on the party table in less than 45 minutes. These are amazingly simple to make and bake in the oven.

Rock Cornish Hens Recipe
These rock Cornish hens with fruit, sweet potatoes, and Grand Marnier are a quick meal in the pressure cooker.

South African Curried Beef Gratin Recipe
This ground beef custard is sweet with coconut milk and apricot preserves yet hot and savory with spices and curry flavors.

Sweet Grilled Ribs Recipe
Apricot preserves make a fabulous glaze for yummy ribs. Grill spareribs outdoors or bake in the oven.

Sweet Potatoes in Date Sauce Recipe
Sweet potatoes are sauteed with pineapple and dates for a deliciously different side dish. The dish may be made in advance and reheated in the oven.

Quick Fixes for Cornish Game Hens Recipe
Rock cornish game hens make great single servings. These recipes help you fix quick and tasty cornish hens, with 7 different sauces in under 10 minutes each.

Tutti Frutticake Recipe
If you're not a big fan of candied fruit or citron in fruitcakes, try this version using apricots and other dried fruits, as well as nuts. You'll want to make this year-round. Because it is so dense, it has a long baking time, and you'll also need to plan ahead to soak the fruit.

White and Dark Chocolate Apricots Recipe
Dried apricots are stuffed with hazelnuts or pistachios and then dipped in white and semisweet chocolate. These candies are impressive, yet easy to make.

Wild Persimmon Jam Recipe
Persimmons are flavored with fruit juice, herbs, and spices to make a quick and easy jam which may be frozen up to 6 months. It may be made sugar-free using stevia or sweetened with maple syrup.

Wine Poached Fruits Recipe
Apples, pears, apricots, cherries, and figs are poached in a wine sauce spiced with vanilla and cinnamon. Perfect served over ice cream or shortcake.

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