A member of the stone fruit family, the apricot in America is grown mostly in California. Although tasty, it is highly perishable. Luckily dried apricots are available year-round.
Mostarda is a fruity Italian condiment that’s somewhat like chutney.
A background of turmeric-tinted rice brings out the gem-like colors of dried apricots, cranberries, and currants in this simple side dish.
Watch dinner guests' eyes light up when you bring out this baked beauty.