Ideas for apricots

Here are some different ways to use fresh, canned, and dried apricots: * Add diced dried apricots to bread stuffings for poultry and meats. Stuff pork chops with fresh or canned apricot halves before baking.

* Fill a salad bowl with fresh spinach, fresh or canned apricot halves, and red onion rings. Toss with an orange juice, vinegar, and oil dressing.

* Cover dried, apricots with boiling water and soak overnight. Simmer the following day 10 to 12 minutes until tender. Puree and use as a filling for crepes on in a cold souffle.

* Add chopped dried apricots to your favorite oat-meal cookie dough.

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