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to be quite sad that apricots are too expensive for christmas

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marryj Thu 04-Dec-14 17:30:11

I think the harvests of apricots have failed, making them three times the price. I just don't think I can justify getting any this year. They are in so much of my Xmas food from stuffing to pudding. Only really buy them at Christmas so only just found out sad

NorwaySpruce Thu 04-Dec-14 17:32:47

How expensive can apricots be?

Tesco seem to be selling them at very average prices, but I'll admit, my standards are low when it comes to food fgrin

Discopanda Thu 04-Dec-14 17:58:40

Aldi!

Vitalstatistix Thu 04-Dec-14 18:01:03

would tinned apricots not work in any of your recipes? They're about 70p for a 400g tin.

or just get one pack, they're about £2.50 and do one nice pud?

Bettercallsaul1 Thu 04-Dec-14 18:02:29

Apricots are yummy! [helpful]

NorbertDentressangle Thu 04-Dec-14 18:03:54

We buy the dried ones from Lidl and I can't say I've noticed a change in price but it may just be that I'm unobservant.

AnnaBegins Thu 04-Dec-14 18:10:00

Aldi still fairly cheap, but yes you're right there's been a bad harvest in Turkey affecting the price. I've been buying them whenever I see them!

Discopanda Thu 04-Dec-14 18:10:43

Or what about replacing the apricots with slightly cheaper dried fruit, e.g. cranberries in stuffing, chopped up dates in the pudding.

youareallbonkers Thu 04-Dec-14 18:29:36

Peaches, nectarines or plums would work. Or why not use seasonal fruit when it is in season in the UK, then it will be cheap

MinceSpy Thu 04-Dec-14 18:49:45

Do you mean fresh or dried? Other cheaper soft fruit work really well, I even drained a tin of apricots really well and used them.

Hassled Thu 04-Dec-14 18:54:54

Apricots have to be my least favourite fruit. There's something about the texture that I can't stand. Can you not see the word Apricot and just substitute it for Date?

Bettercallsaul1 Thu 04-Dec-14 19:34:13

No no,Hassled - they are yummy! Apricot tarts, apricot jam, dried apricots ... And so good for you!

CelesteToTheDance Thu 04-Dec-14 21:46:33

Buy them anyway, cut back on something else or buy less if you have to.

marryj Fri 05-Dec-14 09:10:55

Well lots of lidl stuff is fine, but I have a reaction to the apricots with preservatives, so only buy the dark brown ones. These have shot up! Used to buy a 2.5 kg bag but just can't justify the cost this year!

FauxFox Fri 05-Dec-14 09:21:33

£14 here + postage. What do you usually spend?

SantasBassoon Fri 05-Dec-14 09:25:22

Yes, how much are they usually? Someone will find them at a reasonable price if they know what they're aiming for.

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