Whether you say “a-pricot” or “ah-pricot”, you’ve undoubtedly tasted an apricot in your lifetime. While it’s maybe not the best idea to gift your sweetheart a bouquet of apricots, these juicy delights are actually members of the rose family, along with apples, peaches, strawberries, and almonds. So, next time you’re trying to impress, instead of roses, why not win that special someone over with one of these five delicious apricot recipes we’ve rounded up?
We recommend using Kurme Dried Apricots, which can be found in your Turkey box, or on our eShop. Kurme sources their apricots from the Malatya region, which provides 70% of the world’s apricot production, and meticulously selects only the best of the best to sun dry. They’re delicious as is, or worked into drinks, desserts, and even savory mains.
As they say in Turkey, bundan iyisi Şam’da kayısı (“it doesnt get any better than this”; literally, “the only thing better than this is an apricot in Damascus”).
1. Turkish Apricot Compote (Kayisi Kompostosu)
2. Turkish Baked Dried Apricots
Get the recipe from our Turkey Culture Guide here.
3. Moroccan Lamb and Apricot Tagine
The lamb and apricot is one of 4 tagine variations we suggest here.
4. South African Dried Apricot and Lamb Sosaties
Check out the recipe for these South African kebabs, which use both apricot preserves and dried apricots, from Food&Wine here.
5. Apricot Rice Pudding Popsicles
Get the recipe from bon appétit here.
What are your favorite apricot recipes? Let us know in the comments, or via our social media channels!