Here are some great apricot based recipes for the Autumnal weather.
-Baked apples (1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
4 Rome apples
1/2 cup diced dried apricots
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water in an 8-inch square baking dish. Peel tops of apples; core with melon baller (leave the bottom intact).
In a bowl, toss dried apricots with remaining 1/4 cup sugar, ground ginger, and cinnamon.
Fill apples; place in dish. Dot each with 1/4 tablespoon butter. Bake, basting occasionally, until tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Drizzle with pan syrup.
-Golden Tea Loaf (1 egg, beaten
25g butter, melted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
170ml orange juice
115g chopped pecans
175g dried apricots)
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
Beat the egg with the sugar until fluffy. Stir in butter. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarb and sieve onto the egg mixture. Add orange juice and mix with an electric mixer to a smooth mixture.
Wash the apricots well (if they are very dry, soak them in water for a few minutes) and chop them. Stir the pecans into the mixture.
Put the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour until a you can stick a skewer into the centre and it comes out clean. If the cake is getting too dark, lay a piece of aluminium foil loosely over it.