Tasty dried apricots


Highlights

Fresh apricots may be out of season, but you can still find tasty alternatives in dried form. We recently tried the sun-dried apricots from Traina Foods in Patterson, California.

The sweet-tart, tangy, deeply flavored apricot halves come in two- or five-pound bags; eat the plump bites as a snack or use them in sweet or savory recipes. (The apricots pictured below are preserved with sulfur dioxide, which helps maintain their color and stop microbial growth, but the company also sells organic dried apricots with no additives or preservatives.) 

Other dried fruits available include sun-dried nectarines, peaches, pears, plums and tomatoes.

---

 

Sun-dried apricots, 2 pounds, $12.95-$15.95; 5 pounds, $29-$37.75. trainafoods.com.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Austin360 Eats

Don’t want to holiday shop this weekend? Head to the Blanton
Don’t want to holiday shop this weekend? Head to the Blanton

Art “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip.” This multiartist Blanton Museum exhibit explores the photographic road trip as a genre and America as an imaginative resource, presenting the stories of photographers for whom the American road was muse. Opens Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to...
Start your holiday shopping with help from local markets this weekend
Start your holiday shopping with help from local markets this weekend

Music Deep Eddy Cabaret’s 66th Anniversary and Pool Burger Grand Opening. This party is a two-fer: Austin institution Deep Eddy Cabaret is celebrating a historic 66th anniversary, while the new next-door burger bar, Pool Burger, is officially opening. The lineup of all-day events include a live acoustic performance by Clinton Fearon, honky-tonk...
Macy’s Day Parade 2017: 5 things to know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s Day Parade 2017: 5 things to know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

There are a number of things associated with Thanksgiving− turkey, pilgrims, big dinners and family. One of them is the tradition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since 1924, Macy's has helped thousands of families celebrate the holidays with its annual parade.  The parade steps off at 9 a.m. sharp from 77th Street and Central Park...
It’s not all about the turkey: 9 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving
It’s not all about the turkey: 9 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

Each year, Thanksgiving comes around with with the giddy anticipation of devoruing comfort food and spending some QT with loved ones, which reminds you just what what you are thankful for the most. The rich, deep history of this centuries-old tradition is woven into the United States' cultural fabric, yet, there are still many aspects of the holiday...
Straight from frozen: A rock-solid plan for your rock-solid Thanksgiving bird
Straight from frozen: A rock-solid plan for your rock-solid Thanksgiving bird

When producing a Thanksgiving meal becomes a last-minute affair - and there are plenty of reasons that happens, no judging - you might think getting a bronzed bird on the table presents the toughest challenge.  Nah, you've got this. Cooking a whole turkey from a rock-solid, frozen state can yield respectable results. If you stick it in the oven...
More Stories