What is a Blenheim?



It is an older variety of apricot that is firm, sweetly flavored of medium size with a dark orange color.  This variety is considered the most delicious and spectacular flavor of all apricots but due to their delicate nature, they are immediately dried to preserve their distinctive sweet-tart flavor and intense color.  These apricots are available fresh in limited amounts only during harvest. The Blenheim apricot makes superb jam & pies, is wonderful in a variety of recipes from savory to sweet and is a tasty treat just by themselves. Savory pairings include mild, fresh cheeses such as brie and cream cheese.  If you are a chocolate lover, give our Guittard Chocolate Dipped Apricots a try.