Apricots are so delicious and yet they go almost unnoticed by the world. I used to associate apricots only with grandparents and jelly, but I’m coming to realize they have so much more to offer. Apricots are sweet and tangy, chewy and tart. They pair perfectly with ice cream, oatmeal, cakes, pies, tarts, chicken, duck, the list could go on forever. In honor of National Apricot Day, we’re celebrating these delicious treats with ten awesome apricot recipes everyone (especially your grandparents) will love!
Tapioca with Stewed Apples and Apricots via Epicurious
When you’re craving something sweet and delicious, put down the bowl of ice cream and whip up a batch of this tapioca with stewed fruit. Made with milk, tapioca, honey, apricots, and cinnamon, this healthy sweet treat is easy to make and can even be made the night before and stored in the fridge.
Broiled Apricots with Ricotta and Pistachios via Martha Stewart
This light and refreshing dish can be served for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack. Ricotta cheese is fluffy and creamy and the pistachios give this treat a great crunch and nutty favor. Broiling the apricots brings out the sweetness of the fruit and makes this dish truly amazing.
Curry Chicken Salad With Apricots via Cookin’ Canuck
Perfect for lunch or dinner, this curry chicken salad is packed with protein and wholesome ingredients. This recipe uses celery, apricots, curry, and Greek yogurt to make a low-fat, healthy chicken salad everyone will love. Serve this chicken salad on top of salad, in a wrap, or with crackers for an easy meal you can makes days ahead of time!
Apricot and Chocolate Biscotti via Checks and Spots
When you’re craving something crispy and sweet after dinner, instead of chocolate chip cookies, make a cup of decaf coffee or chai tea and nosh on these delicious chocolate and apricot biscotti. These biscotti are crunchy like cookies but have way less sugar and fat. You could even serve these with breakfast (or really alongside any cup of coffee).
Chocolate Dipped Apricots via My Recipes
Perfect as a gift or just as a treat, these chocolate dipped apricots are just the right amount of sweet and healthy. Dip apricots in dark chocolate (so you get some added antioxidants) and the dip them in any topping you’d like. You can use pistachios, pecans, almonds, sprinkles, granola, whatever you’re heart desires!
Apricot Praline Truffles via Healthy Aperture
Truffles are so decadent and sweet, you’d think they were full of sugar and calories. However, these healthy truffles are made with apricots, dates, almond butter, coconut oil, and cocoa powder to make sweet, creamy, amazing truffles that aren’t loaded with refined sugars. Dip them in cocoa powder, seeds, nuts, whatever you like!
Apricot, Nectarine, and Pistachio Popsicles via La Tartine Gourmande
Perfect for summer (or really any time of year), these apricot and nectarine popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and easy to make. I love that these popsicles have pistachios in them, it gives the popsicle a great flavor and a cool crunch. You could add blueberries or lime to this recipe for a sweet and tangy twist.
Apricot Walnut Rugelach via Real Simple
These light, flaky pastries make a great breakfast or dessert. I love to make rugelach and stick them in the freezer (frozen rugelach are the best kind). This recipe uses walnuts, apricots, cream cheese, nutmeg, and cinnamon to make these rugelach airy and delicious.
Crispy Duck with Apricots via Good Housekeeping
Apricots can be used in more ways than just desserts. This delicious recipe for crispy duck is paired with apricots because the flavors of the meat and the fruit compliment each other so well. The sweetness of the apricot really brings out the flavor of the duck. This recipe is easy to make and will definitely impress your family and friends.
Apricot Banana Muffins via Taste of Home
Perfect for a quick on-the-go breakfast, these apricot banana muffins are moist and delicious. This recipe uses all purpose flour but you could use oat or whole wheat flour instead. You could also add pecans instead of walnuts, or dark chocolate chips if you’re really feeling adventurous! These muffins are great to bake and enjoy over the course of the work week.