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Recipes Featuring Apricot

  • Apricot Marshmallows
    Apricot paste (see Apricot Paste recipe) Marshmallows Granulated sugar
  • Apricot Whip
    1 lb dried apricots 1 package orange jello 1 cup sugar Juice of 1 lemon Whipped cream
  • Apricot Marmalade
    Apricots Loaf-sugar
  • Apricot Jam
    1 lb dried apricots 4 pints boiling water 3 lbs sugar 3 ounces almonds, blanched (optional)
  • 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 Sorbet
    1 can apricots 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 pint cream
  • Apricot Pecan Refrigerator Cake
    1 pound Nabisco's, ground 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup chopped pecans 1 can apricots 1 pint whipping cream
  • Apricot Sauce
    1/2 cup apricot jam or 1 cup apricot juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon lemon juice few grain salt
  • Apricot Filling
    Apricots, pared & cut into thin slices 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 4 Tbsps powdered sugar
  • Apricot Dainties
    For custard: 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1/8 tsp salt 1 cup scalded milk 2 egg yolks, beaten Vanilla For meringue: 1/2 cup apricots, drained and mashed 3 Tbsps sugar 1/2 tsp lemon jui

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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