Picking Finger Lakes Apricots

Picking Fresh Apricots

A few weekends ago I was in upstate NY for a wedding, and it was a perfect weekend to celebrate long and old friendships with my besties from my school days.

Picking Fresh Apricots

We did quite a lot of what I do best in the Finger Lakes region of NY – relax. Well, as long as relaxing involves picking 30 pounds of blueberries. My freezer is very happy, as will we be when we are making our morning smoothies with delicious berries in the middle of January! I also picked apricots for the first time.

Picking Fresh Apricots

We drove by a small farm and the trees were laden with fruit.

Picking Fresh Apricots

The U-Pick farm is near Anthony Road winery in Penn Yan. There’s not much to picking apricots, just feel around for the plump ones and fill your bucket.

Picking Fresh Apricots

Maybe you are like myself and you associate the dried ones with, well, old people.

To my surprise, fresh apricots are delicious. As similar to dried apricots as a grape is to a raisin.

Picking Fresh Apricots

So what does one do with fresh apricots? That’s a good question.

Here’s an assortment of delicious looking recipes that call for fresh apricots!

(If you can hold on to them long enough to make something with them – yum!)

Fresh Apricot Recipe

Fresh Apricots with Goat Cheese Mousse by Fuji Mama

Fresh Apricot Recipe

Quinoa-Kale Salad with Fresh Apricots from Runner’s World

Fresh Apricot Recipe

Apricot Galette by Cook Your Dreams

Fresh Apricot Recipe

Apricot Bourbon Cocktail by YumSugar

(this recipe inspires me to muddle apricots into iced tea!)

Apricot Rice Pudding Pops from Bon Appetit

Have you tried fresh apricots? What would you make with them?

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