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

Double Apricot Soufflé

Serving size: 4 soufflés
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Source: David Katz, Consulting Chef

For the Apricot Souffle:
    • Softened butter as needed
    • Granulated sugar as needed
    • 2 oz. granulated sugar
    • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1 oz. softened butter
    • 1 oz. bread flour
    • 6 oz. whole milk
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 6 oz. The Perfect Purée Apricot,  thawed and reduced by 1/2 with 1 ounce granulated sugar.
    • 6 egg whites, more as needed
    • 2 oz. granulated sugar, more as needed

Method:
1. Coat soufflé ramekins with butter, then with granulated sugar.
2. Mix cornstarch with sugar and set aside.
3. Make a paste of the measured butter and bread flour.
4. Bring milk to scalding, then whisk in butter and flour paste. Whisk in one egg yolk and cook for 1 minute. Remove pan from flame and whisk in the other two egg yolks, vanilla extract and sugar/cornstarch mixture. Stir in reduced Apricot purée and refrigerate until use.
5. Whip egg whites with sugar to stiff peaks with granulated sugar. Fold in soufflé base and transfer to prepared ramekins.
6. Bake at 400° F for 20 minutes or until done.


For Apricot Sauce:
    • 20 oz. The Perfect Purée Apricot,  thawed
    • 4 oz. simple syrup

Method:
1. Mix ingredients well in a small saucepan.
2. Reduce mixture by 2/3 over medium heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve.
3. Refrigerate until use.

Serving Suggestion:
Warm Apricot Sauce and pour over Apricot Soufflé. Serve immediately.
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