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Rolling Stone (Fruit): Apricot Tips And Tricks - Colorful Plates
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Rolling Stone (Fruit): Apricot Tips And Tricks

A champion of summer, apricots are a deliciously delectable stone fruit. However you decide to include them on your summer menu, look to this tips for advice on how to treat your apricots right.

  • Know your varietals going in! Depending on when you shop for apricots, the variety you find may differ. Traditionally, Gold Kist or Castlebrite are found earlier during the season and Moorpark or Autumn Royal towards the back half of the summer months. The varietal most people associate with apricots, Blenheim, is usually available throughout the entire season, but is best during the middle of summer.
  • If you desire to peel your apricots for a different presentation or texture, try blanching before peeling! This will streamline the peeling process.
  • Apricots ripen a little quicker in comparison to other stone fruits, so be sure to consume as soon as possible. Additionally, apricots are a delicate fruit, so be cautious when storing.
  • Similar to peaches, apricots began browning once cut and exposed to air. To prevent this, simply dip unused slices in citric juice!