Every year around this time my favorite produce store begins importing small baskets of the freshest, firmest and most perfect apricots from the U.S. One glance at the delicate rosy blush on the sunward side of the fruit and I can never resist picking up another basket even if I haven't gone through the last purchase, which leaves me the problem of finding another way to dispose of apricots in quantity. Well, I say "problem" as though that's not the sort of problem we all wouldn't mind having, so let's just say "opportunity" instead.
Let's see … there's about a dozen apricots in a basket and this recipe makes about a dozen warm, crisp and sweet apricot rum fritters. Problem or opportunity solved! Maybe not such a treat for the waistline, but then it would be a shame to waste those beautiful apricots, wouldn't it?
|Apricot Rum Fritters|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on June 16, 2008
Rum-soaked apricots rolled in a spiced batter and fried into warm, sweet and crispy fritters