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Sunshine Apricot Sauce

Sunshine Apricot Sauce

Apricots are at their peak right now, and we love them in this fresh, sweet-tart sauce. Depending on the sweetness of your apricots, you may need to use more or less sugar.

Sunset JUNE 2009

  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup; 8 servings
  • Total: 10 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 pound apricots, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring sugar, 1/2 cup water, and the apricots to a simmer. Cover and cook until apricots are completely tender, about 4 minutes.

2. Carefully transfer apricot mixture and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse until sauce is blended but still slightly chunky. Taste and add more sugar if you like. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm or chilled.

Make ahead: Up to 1 week; keep chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-tbsp. serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 31
  • Calories from fat: 3%
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 0.3mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Sunshine Apricot Sauce Recipe