Dried apricots are pitted whole or halved dried fruits that have an intense flavor and are satisfyingly chewy. They are eaten out of hand or used as an ingredient in sweet and savory dishes and in baking. Tightly wrapped dried apricots last for months in the refrigerator or freezer.
To chop dried apricots:
Slice with a chef's knife. Gather the slices and cut across into pieces. Or, snip with kitchen scissors. If the knife or blades become sticky, dip frequently in hot water, coat lightly with vegetable oil cooking spray, or wipe with oil.For other varieties of dried fruit, see currants, dried apples, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried figs, dried mangoes, dried peaches, dried pears, prunes, and raisins.