Hold on to the last bites of summer with Apricot Hand Pies. Perfect for Labor Day weekend barbecues!
I don’t know about you, but I’m holding on to the last bits of summer. Sure I’ll complain when it’s hot, and yes fall is my favorite season but and this is a big but I absolutely love summer produce.
You have berries, and stone fruit, and basil and corn and tomatoes. Oh the tomatoes. There is nothing quite like perfect ripe, juicy tomato with a sprinkling of salt. Give me a bowl of cherry tomatoes and some truffle salt and I’m a happy girl.
For now though, let’s go back to the stone fruit and talk about apricots. Can I tell you something? This summer was the first time I ever had a fresh apricot. Shocking isn’t it? I guess it was one of those fruits that I wasn’t so sure I liked or not. I like apricot jam, so why wouldn’t I like them fresh?
My new love, obsession with apricots happened on a whim. You see while I have my CSA and my farmers market the rest of my grocery shopping happens online through fresh direct. While I get some fruit from my CSA, it isn’t enough to contain the Little Red Kitchen household. We eat a lot of fruit. One order, they gave us some free apricots. Score! Braden went to town on them and finally gave me one before he finished the batch. I was sold, and started picking up these beauties for the rest of the summer.
Sadly apricot season is nearly at an end and so is the summer, therefore I am bring you apricot hand pies! Perfect for your labor day cookout this weekend! I revisited my trust empanada dough for a tender pie crust and the filling is slightly jammy and quite tart! If you prefer something on the sweeter side toss in a tablespoon or two more sugar.
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