Apricot

With its rich rusty orange color and velvety mouth-feel, this common fruit is uncommonly flavorful. Made with a variety of field-ripened apricots, the delicious Apricot puree from The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley possesses each variety's finest floral aroma and characteristics. A natural for classic pastry recipes, Apricot puree makes an ideal base for sorbet and ice cream as well as savory sauces for pork and chicken. We’ve provided easy recipes for delicious desserts, cocktails, beverages, and sauces – perfect for entertaining or creating family favorites.




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Featured Recipe

Apricot Rosemary Crostini with Brie

Yield: 30 pieces

Components:
    • 3/4 cup Apricot Spread
    • 1 lb . Brie, trim rind off
    • 30 Rosemary Crostini

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Spread one side of the rosemary croutons with the Apricot Spread.
3. Top with a small 1/2 oz. slice of Brie and bake in oven to lightly melt the cheese. Serve.


Apricot Spread:
    • 3 cups The Perfect Purée Apricot,  thawed
    • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves minced
    • 1 tsp. The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest,  thawed

Method:
1. Combine the Apricot puree, Lemon Zest puree and minced rosemary in a saucepot.
2. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook until reduced to 3/4 cup. Remove from the stove. Cool.


Rosemary Croutons:
    • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves minced
    • 4 oz. butter
    • 1 thin baguette, sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • kosher salt, to taste

Method:
1. Preheat Oven to 350° F.
2. Heat a small sauté pan with the butter and minced rosemary leaves until melted but not browned.
3. Let stand for 5 minutes to let the rosemary infuse.
4. Spread the baguette slices on a sheet tray, brush both sides with the rosemary butter and season with salt.
5. Bake in oven until golden brown but still a little soft in the center. Remove from oven and cool.

Flavor Twists:
You can apply this same recipe to other The Perfect Puree products to make a variety of Crostini, including: Pear with Blue Cheese, Green Apple or White Peach with Brie, Cherry with Goat Cheese.
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