It’s the 9th of January, which means it is apricot day! In case you never knew about it before, apricot has many health benefits for your body, and some of them are:
- It is very nutritious and contain many essential vitamins
- High in antioxidants (beta carotene, vitamins A, C, and E)
- They are good for eye health as they contain vitamins A and E.
- They can boost the health of your skin
- Apricots can boost your gut health
- They contain a high number of potassium
- They work hard to protect your liver.
Now that you at least know what function the apricot has, it is time to celebrate apricot day! And we think there is nothing better to celebrate by creating some foods!
Poached fruits is one sure way to make a desert that will never fail anyone. Not to mention, you do not have to bake it to make one! Another good thing about poached fruits is that you can make them days ahead. With this recipe, you can utilize not-quite-ripe apricots and turn them into flavorful desserts, complete with vanilla seeds.
If the previous recipe deals with a not-quite-ripe apricot, this time you will have to utilize truly ripe apricots. However, what you are going to do is simple: cut the apricots in two and top them with a dollop of creme fraiche, sprigs of cilantro, grind of black pepper. Then, you will get a sensational snack you can eat anytime.
If you want something that could never go wrong, you can always go with cheese. In this recipe, you will be guided to make an apricot cheesecake bar! Fresh apricot compote is swirled around with cheesecake filling, You are free to create patterns as you see fit! Unleash your imagination! You can try some shallow back & forth motions or create loose spirals.
If you have some of the ripest apricots in your kitchen, it is a good idea to let them in on a sugary bath in brown butter. Within the short time you cook the butter until it turns nutty brown and smells good, put in some fruits that were tossed in sugar and create an instant sauce. Spoon the sauce and apricot on toasted bread and put a scoop of ice cream on top.
If you love your foods to have a unique and beautiful coloring, then we believe this recipe is the one for you. While the apricots perfectly hold their shape, the strawberries will bake down and become a delicious thick sauce. Top it up with pine-nut crumble, you will get a balanced dessert as a way to appreciate and celebrate apricot day.
Those are some recipes you can make with apricot as its main ingredient as you celebrate the apricot day. However, you also need to remember that apricots are simply fruits and you should not limit the way you enjoy them only with the one on this list! Try to experiment with apricots, and tell us how it goes!