It's apricot season in Albuquerque. Whether it's you, your neighbor, or your friend, chances are there's an apricot tree in your life laden with overripe fruit this week. Now.
I've tried (and failed) at plenty of canning endeavors. This is the best apricot preserves recipe
I've come across. It's fool-proof and not overly sweet which is just the way I like it.
And here's an apricot tart
I've made nearly 50 times since moving to Albuquerque, land of the apricots. I brought it to the opera.
I brought it to Alma's house. I brought it to the blogger board meeting
just yesterday. Nobody's complained so far, so I suggest giving it a whirl if you're knee-deep in Prunus armeniaca
This Saturday, I picked apricots all day long like a down-home country girl in the thick of harvest season. I picked apricots at Phil's house behind mine
where we accomplished gravity-defying feats with ladders in a 30 foot tree. Later, I stood atop a garbage can at Jordon's place 2 doors down and harvested 5 pounds of almost ripe apricots. And finally, I drove over to Sarah's house with Spring
where fat apricots nearly dripped off the tree.
All told, I've got 20 pounds of apricots with which to get creative.
So I'm canning like a doomsday hoarder and wondering how sundried apricots might taste if ants don't get to them first.
In the meantime, if you're new to Albuquerque and looking for easy fruit, plant an apricot tree. And come next year if you're overladen, you'll know which sucker to call for help with the harvest.