Barbie has Skipper, Beyoncé has Solange, peaches have apricots. As the little sis of everyone’s favorite summer stone fruit, what apricots lack in size, they make up for in flavor. Tart, delicate and impeccably crisp, they are like biting into a summer’s day. We’ve found 15 of the yummiest recipes to steal the show at your next party. But hurry — these babies are only in-season until the end of July.
2. Grilled Cheese With Mascarpone, Apricots and Chocolate: Who says your GC has to be savory? Skip the tomato soup and satisfy your inner kid with this version. (via Not Without Salt)
9. Broiled Apricots and Cherries With Ricotta and Thyme: Light and sweet, this dish is sure to be a summertime hit. Serve with fresh whipped cream or meringue. (via Dash and Bella)
10. Peach + Strawberry + Apricot Shake: We are always up for a good milkshake, and this one reigns supreme for this summer. Blend all your favorites into an ultra-healthy, ice-cold shake on a hot day! (via Family Fresh Cooking)
11. Jeweled Dark Chocolate Bark: Bark isn’t only for Christmastime. We adore this luxurious chocolate version that would be perfect as a gift for a hostess or for yourself. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers )
12. Apricot Bars: For the gals that love citrus-y lemon bars, try an apricot version. A handful of oats acts as a topping that mellows out the sweetness, because the filling tastes nostalgically like fruit leather. (via Rice on White Couple )
13. Apricot Chutney Ham and Cheese With Spiced Caramel Crust: Ham and cheese has never been more jazzy. Plus, a good chutney recipe is something every culinary maven must master! (via Food52)
14. Breakfast Israeli Couscous With Apricots, Almonds and Coconut: Couscous is daunting, but this breakfast delight is super easy and oh-so sophisticated. (via Gimme Some Oven)
How will you be eating apricots this summer? Any signature recipes we must know about? Comment below!