Ripe fresh apricots taste like lemony peaches. Wonderful in smoothies, salads, quick breads and pies, they are available from early June clear into August.
- Deep orange-yellow with a peachy blush
- Soft, but not mushy
- Sweet smelling. No aroma means no flavor.
To prepare them for use in smoothies, muffins, pies and dessert topping, bring water to a boil and plunge the apricots in. Allow to boil for 30 seconds, drain, and peel as soon as they are cool enough to handle. (The skin should slip right off.)
Dice, skin on, for use in fruit salads. Toss with lime juice for added flavor.