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Recipes Featuring Apricot

  • Apricot Charlotte Russe
    1 Tbsp granulated gelatin 2 Tbsps cold water 1/2 cup boiling water 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 cup syrup from canned apricots 1 cup canned apricots, sifted 1 cup whipped cream Lady fingers or strips
  • Apricot Sandwiches
    1/2 cup dried apricots 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Apricot Paste | Apricots
    Apricots 1 pound of double-refined sugar
  • Apricot and Almond Custard
    4 cups hot milk 8 eggs (well beaten) whites, separated from yolks 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/2 cup sugar (generous) 1 teaspoon lightly roasted and finely chopped blanched almo
  • Apricot Marshmallows
    Apricot paste (see Apricot Paste recipe) Marshmallows Granulated sugar
  • Apricot Cakes
    1 pound of nice, ripe apricots 1/2 pound of double - refined sugar 1 spoonful of water
  • Apricot and Wine Jelly
    1/2 box gelatine or 2 tablespoons granulated gelatine 1/2 cup cold water 1 cup boiling water 1 cup apricot juice 1 cup wine 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Apricot Whip | 1 cup canned apricot
    1 cup canned apricot 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 2 egg yolks 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup apricot syrup
  • Apricot Sorbet
    1 can apricots 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 pint cream
  • Apricot Sauce | 3/4 cup apricot pulp
    3/4 cup apricot pulp 3/4 cup heavy cream Sugar

About Apricot

  • Apricots are commonly used in baking and as an added flavor in meat entrees
  • Apricots are good for dieting because they are low in calories and high in fiber which leads to water absorption and a feeling of being full
  • One serving of apricots can provide nearly half of the daily recommendation for vitamin A
  • Dried apricots are loaded with soluble fiber which is helpful to the digestive system
  • Botanically speaking, the apricot is a cousin of the plum, the almond, the peach, and the nectarine
  • Apricots are rich with Lycopene which is a cancer-fighting antioxidant and has been linked to improved fertility
  • Apricots are usually treated with sulfites which can affect about 1 in 100 people who are allergic
  • Dried apricots are actually healthier than fresh apricots as they have a higher concentration of vitamins and nutrients
  • Ancient Persian people referred to apricots as the "Egg of the Sun"
  • Today the nation that produces the highest volume of commercial apricots is Turkey
  • The word "apricot" is derived from a latin word that means early ripening and has the same basis as the word "precocious"
  • Mediterranean apricot seeds are so sweet and savory they can often be used as a substitute for almonds
  • Egyptians use apricots to make a juice called amar al-din which is poplar during Ramadan
  • The cultivation of apricots began in Armenia and the scientific name reflects this: Prunus Armeniaca
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