Thursday, October 7

My very best side-dish recipe:
Baked Apricots

Sometimes in life you happen upon a recipe that's just too good not to share.  Do you know what I mean?  That's what this recipe is.

We had out-of-town company this week.  I made a big dinner Tuesday night that turned out really well, thanks be to God. I served Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin (recipe here). Now I want to share with you the recipe for one of the side dishes I made. Of all the things I ever cook, this is the recipe that is most often requested. This is the side dish to die for. This is one of those recipes that my mother got from a friend who got it from a friend who got it from another friend--you know the kind. Simple but so good you could eat it with a spoon!

Baked Apricots

2 cans apricot halves, drained
1 1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar

Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. Place apricots, cut side up, in bottom of pan.

Mix crushed Ritz crackers, butter, and brown sugar together. Sprinkle mixture on top of apricots.

Bake at 300 degrees 35-40 minutes.

Oh, my word. These are melt-in-your-mouth good. They pair wonderfully with pork and poultry. My husband and sons like to spoon them over vanilla ice cream.

What's your favorite side dish?

Linking to: 

Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.
Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up at Serenity Now
Practice Hospitality party at Southern Fried Gal
Show Us Your Best Side Dish party at Kelly's Korner


  1. um. yum. these look awesome!! going in my recipe folder right now ;)

  2. Sounds like the recipe I use for baked pineapple....which is one of my favorite side dishes!

  3. Mmmm, My mouth was salavating while looking at the picture! I them scrolled down and saw Baked Apricots and sighed deeply :( I am allergic to them *sigh again* But if I wasn't I would for sure be gobbling that side dish down :)

  4. I have to try these...just to see how they taste! They sound delicious!


  5. OOh, that looks yummy!!! You always have good recipes. :) I love broiled asparagus. Is that weird? ;)

  6. I am planning on making your pork tenderloin recipe for my supper club/pumpkin carving party. Maybe I'll make this side dish to go along with it. It sounds great!

  7. It sounds really yummy. It reminds me of the pineapple, cheese, sugar, and ritz dish that I make.

  8. That sounds delish! I have never made anything with apricots before. Seriously.
    This seems easy enough for me to even try. :)

  9. sounds yummy! I love apricots. Visiting from Weekend Bloggy reading-

  10. I bet those ROCK! Sounds sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing Richella!

  11. Thanks for linking your recipe up with me, Richella. :) I still think it looks tasty. ;) Hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Yum! That sounds fabulous. Those pass-me-around recipes are the very best! Join my party today - this post is perfect for that! Thanks for sharing!


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