Friday, June 24, 2011

Get thee to the Farmer's Market and make this!

        Apricots are ripe and ready to do any number of delicious things with.  I already made jam and decided to use the last ones to make an Apricot Crisp.  This was go to your nearest Farmers Market and buy some deep orange Apricots and make will not be disappointed.
        Have you tried the new Black Velvet variety of Apricots yet?  They are dark purple black on the outside with a variegated orange with red inside.  The ones I found were not big but they were yummy!

                              Apricot Crisp

1 pound fresh apricots
3 T. sugar
1 T. flour
a pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of cardomon

Crisp topping:
1/2 stick butter, melted
4 T. turbinado sugar
1/2 C. old fashion oatmeal
1/2 C. all purpose flour
pinch of salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash, pat dry and cut apricots in half and remove pit (no need to peel).  Slice into chunks (I did 1/2 inch size chunks).  Spray a small baking dish (8 x 8) and place cut apricots in.  Add sugar, flour and spices and stir in.

To make topping, melt butter.  In a small bowl add sugar, flour, oats, and salt.  Stir in melted butter.  Sprinkle mixture over the apricots.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until just lightly browned. 

*note:  I did reduce the sugar amount in the topping from 6 T. to 4 since I thought that seemed a bit much.  Also I would check it to make sure it it not over browning.


Elizabeth said...

Delicious -- I just made an apricot, blackberry, cherry pie and it was awesome.

Ms. Moon said...

Although I am not apricots' number one fan, I would surely eat this. And don't you love using turbinado sugar in fruitly baking? I think it holds in more moisture somehow.

Ellen said...

Elizabeth and wasn't till I had a apricot outside a grocery store that I really came to like them. I don't know why the grocery store can't carry Farmer's Market quality. Yes, I could go to Whole Foods but there isn't one that close by.

Apricot Jam is R.'s favorite flavor...but he wasn't excited about the crisp. Tim and I were however enjoying it...!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Ellen, this is MELT IN YOUR MOUTH yummy! Oh my goodness. I am going to have to try this.

Ellen said...

Caroline....I hope you found some sweet apricots so you could make this!


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