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Ham with Apricots

1 review

"A very good friend made this special main dish when I visited for dinner," writes Nancy King of Greenfield, Indiana. "I really like the spiced fruit glaze."

Spiced Fruit Compote

Cinnamon, cloves and ginger spice up convenient canned fruit in this warm medley that's ideal for a cool morning. The...


Apricot Wassail

1 review

Apricots lend golden color and goodness to this fruity beverage from Ruth Seitz of Columbus Junction, Iowa.


Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Dessert doesn't get much easier than this stovetop treat that's loaded with fresh apricots and berries. Served with a scoop...


Chipotle Apricot Chicken

4 reviews

From Eagle, Idaho, Trisha Kruse writes, “Although chipotle peppers may be unfamiliar to some home cooks, they're worth exploring! Their...

Curried Apricot Pork Chops

3 reviews

A fresh fruit glaze that’s both sweet and savory turns these tender pork chops into a dish pretty enough to...


Apricot Amaretto Jam

2 reviews

This thick, chunky apricot jam was my grandma's recipe; it's lovely to make something for my family and friends that...

Apricot Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

4 reviews

Apricot slices give a burst of fruit flavor to Apricot Beef Stir-Fry. This is a delicious blend with broccoli, onion,...


Summertime Orzo Salad

This salad comes together quickly and combines the flavors of fruit with Asian ingredients. Many friends and family members have...


Desert Oasis Chicken

2 reviews

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook quickly and pair nicely with sweet and spicy ingredients like these. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California


Easy Spiced Fruit Compote

My sister shared this recipe with me years ago. It's a must for my family at Christmas. —Elaine Nichols, Mesa,...

Sunny-Side-Up Dessert

My boys love this sweet take on eggs and toast. To make the "egg yolk," you can use all sorts...


Grilled Curry Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce

A little curry powder and a pinch of cilantro take this best-loved flavor combo—pork chops with apricot—in a whole new...


Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Instead of making a traditional fruit salad, why not try these quick and easy kabobs.—Mrs. Travis Baker, Litchfield, Illinois


Fruit Salad with Apricot Dressing

10 reviews

When I serve this lovely refreshing salad for picnics and holidays, the bowl empties fast. —Carol Lambert, El Dorado, Arkansas