Apricot glut!

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Apricot glut!

Postby Spanderholic » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:02 am

Hello everybody! I recently acquired nearly 6kg of apricots, and I have no clue what to make with them. I have done chutney, muffins and a pie so far. I can't make any more jams or anything as I have run out of jars to put them into. I'm open to any ideas :)
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby demi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:19 am

Clean them, de-stone them, bag them up in portions and stick them in the freezer. The you can use them later on for cakes, smoothies or whatever you like. :)
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby boboff » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:32 am

Pulp and dry as fruit leather?
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby demi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:02 am

boboff wrote:Pulp and dry as fruit leather?


How do you do that?


You can take the stones out and dry them whole too, either in a very low oven or in a solar drier. I want to make one of these : http://www.offthegridnews.com/2012/04/1 ... ehydrator/
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby boboff » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:04 am

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_fruit_leather/

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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby demi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:15 am

Thanks Boboff that looks grate. Will give it a go this year with the fruit.
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby diggernotdreamer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:27 am

are they already dried?? or frozen because apricots aren't in season at the moment??
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby boboff » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:30 am

They may be in New Zealand mate!
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby GeorgeSalt » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:33 am

Spanderholic wrote:Hello everybody! I recently acquired nearly 6kg of apricots, and I have no clue what to make with them. I have done chutney, muffins and a pie so far. I can't make any more jams or anything as I have run out of jars to put them into. I'm open to any ideas :)


Wine. If you can jam it, you can ferment it.

Or a liqueur. I'm sure I can find a recipe, something with either brandy or gin.



(I'm guessing these are cheap, fresh, imported from Australia or southern hemisphere apricots - which are in season now)
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby Odsox » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:57 am

GeorgeSalt wrote:(I'm guessing these are cheap, fresh, imported from Australia or southern hemisphere apricots - which are in season now)

I'm guessing from her signature that she actually lives in Christchurch/Dunedin, New Zealand. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Apricot glut!

Postby diggernotdreamer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:55 am

didn't see the signature, obviously suffering too much apricot envy
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