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Sweet and tangy Honey and Thyme Grilled Apricots have a savory and bright flavor. They are perfect as a side or as a topper to grilled bread and cheese.
I’m so excited – it’s stone fruit season and that means lots and lots of delicious fruit with a million different ways to enjoy them!
From cherries to peaches to plums – I love them all. But my favorite has to be delicate little apricots. The truth is that you can find fresh apricots most months of the year at local markets, especially here in Florida.
What is a stone fruit?
Stone fruit is any fruit with a pit or a “stone” inside – like cherries, plums, peaches, and even mangos. I’ve heard people call the stone or pit a seed, but the truth is that the actual seed for these fruits is inside the stone.
I grilled these to bring out the sweetness and to add a bit of smoky flavor.
Then I drizzled them with honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme to make them savory.
Here are some of the other ways I like to serve these apricots:
- As a savory side with pork chops, pork tenderloin or grilled chicken.
- As an appetizer – Top grilled bread with fresh burrata or mozzarella cheeses and grilled apricots.
- As a sweet – just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- As breakfast – top with granola and Greek yogurt.
- As a sweet smokey sauce – throw them in the blender and you have a beautiful sauce for your morning pancakes or waffles.
Krazy Kitchen Mom note:
If you can’t find fresh apricots in your market you can make this recipe using fresh plums or fresh peaches.
If you like this recipe, you’ll also like:
- Rustic Blueberry Galette
- Paloma Popsicles
- Elote – Mexican Street Corn
- Crunchy Taco Wraps
- Amish Macaroni Salad
Honey and Thyme Grilled Apricots
- 8 fresh apricots halved and pits removed.
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 5-6 fresh thyme sprigs
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 French baguette
- 1 round of fresh burrata cheese
To grill apricots
- Slice apricots in half.
- Preheat grill to 350-400°. (Stove top method, grill apricots in a grill pan on the stovetop.)
- Brush the inside of each half with olive oil.
- Grill oiled-side down for 5-6 minutes.
- Flip and grill the outside for three minutes.
- Remove from grill, sprinkle with fresh thyme, and drizzle with olive oil.
To grill baguette
- Slice the baguette.
- Brush each slice with the remaining olive oil.
- Place slices on the grill face down until they toast. (Oven method: Preheat oven to 375°, place sliced and oiled baguette on a cookie sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes until toasted.)
- Slice grilled apricots and burrata into bite-sized pieces.
- Top each slice of baguette with a piece of cheese and top with a piece of grilled apricot.
- As a savory side with pork chops, pork tenderloin, or grilled chicken.
- As a topping for vanilla ice cream.
- Serve them for breakfast with Greek yogurt and granola.
- Add them to a fresh salad.
- Use them on a charcuterie board.