This Month’s Super Food: Apricots

We love apricots – the perfect early summer fruit with just the right tart-sweet combination enfolded in a beautiful deep orange package. Health benefits include the treatment of indigestion, constipation, fever, skin diseases, anemia, and improving heart health. A single apricot is only 17 calories, but packs a good amount of Vitamins A, C, fiber and potassium. Did we mention they are also delicious? Need proof? Check out the luscious apricot compote recipe below!

Apricot Compote

Courtesy of Epicurious.com, this luscious and simple apricot compote is a delicious twist on breakfast or the perfect ice-cream topping for a special dessert – have it your way!

YIELD

Makes 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

1-pound firm ripe apricots, halved, pitted

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2-3 tablespoons sugar

Greek-style yogurt or vanilla ice cream

Fresh tarragon leaves (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. Combine apricots, lime juice, and sugar in a large skillet.
  2. Cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until apricots are glazed and syrupy, 7-8 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl and chill.

DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled. Serve with yogurt or ice cream and garnish with tarragon leaves, if desired.

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