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Best ever apricot recipes

Make the most of seasonal apricots with our sweet and savoury recipes. These soft and juicy fruits make a delicious poached dessert or can be added into bakes and used in meat stuffings

Celebrate apricots with our selection of sweet and savoury recipes. Fresh apricots are in season between May and September and work well in bakes and desserts, while the dried  fruits are available year-round and add flavour to stuffings and stews. Try our crisp pork belly with spiced apricots or Moroccan meatloaf packed with olives, apricots and pistachios. Apricots add sweetness to glazed breakfast bread and work really well in our simple caramel-poached apricot recipe. 

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For more seasonal summer fruit ideas, check out our peach recipes and strawberry recipes.


Sweet apricot recipes

Apricot and cardamom tarte tatin

Apricot’s sweetness really shines when roasted and is made extra juicy to take the limelight in the ultimate tarte tatin. It’s spiced with cardamom and served with a no-churn chai ice cream for extra wow factor.


Poached apricots

Using only five ingredients, this elegant caramel-poached apricot dessert is quick and easy to make. This recipe would also work well with nectarines.


Apricot tart

A special dinner-party dessert. This easy and delicious tart of crisp pastry, fresh apricots and creamy mascarpone is fuss-free to make and ready in under an hour.


Hazelnut frangipane and apricot galette

Packed with seasonal fresh apricots and a nutty frangipane encased in crispy sweet pastry, this buttery galette makes an impressive dinner party dessert.

Galette Recipe with Hazelnut Frangipane and Apricots

Apricot and white chocolate cookies

Add a grown-up twist to your cookies with dried apricots and white chocolate chunks. They are perfect for a mid-morning snack or edible gift at Christmas.

Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Apricot and hazelnut pastries

Check out these flaky apricot pastries with creamy fresh custard and sweet apricots, the perfect weekend breakfast treat ready in 35 minutes.

Apricot Pastry Recipe with Hazelnuts

Apricot bellini

Blitz up fresh apricots in this summery version of a classic Italian cocktail. Juicy apricots pair well with sparkling Prosecco and a dash of vanilla to make a refreshing and light tipple.


 Apricot and pistachio sticky buns

These apricot and pistachio sticky buns are hard to resist. They’re perfect for a breakfast treat, or with a cup of tea.


Baked vanilla apricots

Apricots play the starring role in this sun-drenched dessert. Perfect for entertaining friends and family, this fresh dessert is wonderfully simple to make.

A bowl of baked vanilla apricots


Apricot, blueberry and almond breakfast muffins

Banana and yogurt keep these muffins moist, while the butter, ground almonds and oats make them filling. No added sugar means you’re getting the day off to a good start too.


Apricot friands

A friand for your friends. These light airy friands are surprisingly easy to make. Dust with icing sugar and serve with a hot cup of coffee.

Apricot friands on a plate

Gluten-free banana and apricot loaf

This fruity earl grey tea loaf is a great way to use up any over-ripe bananas and is punctuated with juicy pockets of apricot. The hazelnut streusel topping adds a lovely crunchy texture to the loaf – perfect for afternoon tea or with your next cuppa!

Gluten Free Banana and Apricot Loaf Recipe


Apricot and amaretti semifreddo

This no-churn Italian ice cream dessert is sure to impress dinner party guests. Make with fresh apricots and a dash of Amaretto, the best Italian liqueur.


Apricot ice cream

If you have an ice-cream maker, you’ll want to try this unusual fresh apricot and praline ice cream. The home-made praline gives a delightful crunch to every mouthful and can be added to other ice cream flavours too.


Savoury apricot recipes

Crisp pork belly with spiced apricots

Transform this relatively cheap cut of pork and feed the family for Sunday lunch. A fantastic sweet and savoury combination, spiced apricot and pork belly is well worth the wait. Perfect served with kale and roasties.


Sweet potato, chestnut and apricot loaf

Everyone will love this easy sweet potato, chestnut and apricot loaf – make it for a stunning veggie Christmas centrepiece


Apricot jam, goat’s cheese and thyme toasties

Apricot jam adds a delightfully sweet and fruity contrast to creamy goat’s cheese and fragrant thyme in these comforting toasties. Ready in just 10 minutes, it’s perfect for a quick and easy weekend brunch.

Goat's Cheese Toastie Recipe with Thyme

Slow-cooked pork, apricot and tamarind stew

Slow cooked, low cal and packed full of the soul-warming flavours of Persia, this recipe from Sabrina Ghayour is the perfect solution to the chilly winter months. Dried apricots become soft and juicy whilst cooking and lend a sweetness to the stew.


Moroccan meatloaf with olives, apricots and pistachios

This Moroccan-inspired meatloaf with olives, apricots and pistachios is a delicious twist on an American classic. It’s also a great recipe to freeze, either whole or in individual portions.


Pork loin with apricot, sage and pine nut stuffing

This recipe combines classics flavours of pork, apricot and sage into an impressive-looking roast. While it looks stunning though, it is actually very easy – perfect for entertaining.

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Rosemary and apricot-stuffed leg of lamb

Combine dried apricots with herbs, breadcrumbs, shallots and walnuts to make a moist and flavourful filling for roast lamb. It’s also made extra succulent with a garlic, herb and onion marinade.

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe With Rosemary and Apricot Stuffing