Apricots For March

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Top 10 Ways to Enjoy ApricotsApricot

  1. Dazzle with a New Drizzle! Blend apricots with a small amount of milk until smooth. Top whole wheat waffles, oatmeal, or French toast and enjoy. This purée goes great over low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt!
  2. Sweeten a Side. Add dried or fresh apricots to brown rice, garlic, onions, dried cranberries and more. Make your own combination or try our Fruited Rice Pilaf recipe.
  3. Bake, Broil or Sauté. For a delicious snack or side dish, warm apricot slices using one of these three cooking methods then add a little cinnamon and enjoy!
  4. Plain Jane. Just rinse and enjoy!
  5. PB & … A? Try your hand at making your own apricot preserves! Great on your usual peanut butter creation or as a spread for breakfast breads.
  6. A Tantalizing Trail Mix. Make your own trail mix by combining dried apricots and other dried fruits with your favorite nuts such as almonds, peanuts, pecans and walnuts.
  7. Sweet & Sassy Salad. Mix fresh or dried apricots with any of your favorite fruit or vegetables for a quick an easy salad with a hint of sweetness. Try our Winter Fruit Salad—it’s great as a side dish or after-school snack!
  8. Breakfast Parfait. Brighten up your morning with a parfait filled with apricots and all of your favorite fruits.
    Recipe: Apricot Yogurt Parfait
  9. The Fabulous Frozen Treat. Blend sliced apricots and orange juice, freeze in ice trays and enjoy! A cool treat on a hot day … or any day! Your kids will love it!
  10. Seared Sweetness! Sear sliced apricots in pan with a small amount of butter and cinnamon until warmed. Top with chopped walnuts for a little something extra!

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