4. Apricot Glazed Ham
This recipe may fall under the easy category, but that isn’t the only reason why we like it. For ham lovers, the combination of the apricot preserves’ sweetness and the ham’s succulent saltiness goes perfect served with an understated rice pilaf and fresh crispy greens.

5. Ice Cream with Honey-Poached Apricots
Turn plain old vanilla ice cream into a gourmet event with apricots and toasted coconut cooked in honey syrup for an airy yet generous dessert. Just heat water, lemon zest and honey in a saucepan and then add the apricots (pitted and quartered). Then pour it all over the ice cream and add the toasted coconut. Simply delish.