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Old 07-05-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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I was given about 2 dozen apricots this week, and was disappointed to find them lacking sweetness while appearing to be ripe ( a couple of them were overripe with soft spots and I tossed them) . Does anybody have any suggestions on what I can do with them? Apricots have always been a favorite fruit of mine, but these have no flavor.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:35 PM
 
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Toss to the others.
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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If you want to mess with cooking them, you could make freezer jam ( really simple) or a syrup for ice cream. Adding the sugar will probably help. Or a chutney.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:05 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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You could dry them or add them to oatmeal or cereal.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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Adding a bit of citrus -lemon juice or lime juice- will bring out the flavor.


I would stew them with a bit of sugar and citrus and then put them in my ice cream machine to make sorbet. But even just stewing them to use as a fruit desert or to add to oatmeal sounds tasty to me.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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Thanks to all. I do like dried apricots, so I started looking for instructions on how to do it, and came across this recipe:https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe...-france-376624.

It seems simple enough, I'm going to give it a try.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:09 PM
 
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Make a couple of almond apricot tarts. Delicious!
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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i was given about 2 dozen apricots this week, and was disappointed to find them lacking sweetness while appearing to be ripe ( a couple of them were overripe with soft spots and i tossed them) . Does anybody have any suggestions on what i can do with them? Apricots have always been a favorite fruit of mine, but these have no flavor.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:59 PM
 
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What I usually do with fruits that are too hard/tart just to munch on plain is cut them up and put them on a green salad with lettuce, cucumber, etc. Top with blue cheese and balsamic dressing.
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:00 AM
 
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Yesterday my husband had a tortilla rolled up with cream cheese and sliced apricots. They aren't as watery as other fruits so they go well in sandwiches and salads.
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