Don't throw apricot stones away


Don't throw apricot stones away
You might not think so to look at them, but apricot stones contain an edible kernel which you can use in your recipes. Here is how to extract them.
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Last modified on: August 13th 2014

Keywords for this recipe:ApricotKernelAlmond
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Don't throw apricot stones away : Photo of step #1
Crack the stone open with a hammer. You will see the kernel inside.

Note: It is a bit tricky to break the shell without crushing the kernel, so you need to judge the force of the hammer blow carefully.

Stage 2
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Other way: use a vise in which you could gently break the stone, without damaging the kernel (Thanks to Jean-Paul for the tips).

Stage 3
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Shell all the kernels like this.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Boil a small pan of water and plunge the kernels into it for 1 minute.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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After this time, drain the kernels in a sieve.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Then remove the skins, which should now slip off easily.

Your apricot kernels are ready for use...

Stage 7
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...in a compote for example.
Remarks
The kernels go particularly well with apricot jam, to which they add a lovely nutty crunch.
Keeping
Several weeks.
Source
Home made.
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