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Buckwheat Crepes with Mushrooms & Swiss We've made these delicious crepes for dinner at least 4 times now, so it's time they are properly recorded. A perfect light summer dinner with a green salad on the side, these crepes cook up quickly with ingredients that are easy to have on hand. One of my favorite vegetarian meals. Crepes:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.5-3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
1 tsp. olive oil
16 oz. mushrooms, sliced
one sweet or yellow onion, chopped roughly
1/4 c. sweet Marsala wine or other white wine
thyme, salt, and pepper to taste
Swiss cheese, sliced or shredded

Sauce:
apricot jam + spicy brown mustard

For the crepes:
In a medium bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Then whisk in all of the remaining ingredients. Cover bowl and chill overnight (or 15-30min at room temp).
Set the batter out to come to room temperature for an hour before cooking. Preheat a large 10” skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small pat of butter and use a paper towel to quickly spread the butter around the pan. Add 1/4 cup of batter and tilt the pan so that the batter spreads into a circle. Cook each side for 1 – 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Unused crepes can easily be stored wrapped in the fridge for a couple of days, or frozen for several months.

For the filling:
Heat the oil in a pan without nonstick coating. Add onions, season with salt, and cook until softened. Add mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms have shrunk and begun to turn golden. De-glaze pan with the wine and add seasoning.

Makes 20 or so crepes. The recipe halves well.
Original recipe
farmer_sandwiches_sm.jpgFancy sandwiches with chicken, cheddar, apples, spicy mustard, and balsamic-apricot-onion jam. Best with a really sharp cheddar to balance the sweetness from the apples and onion jam: I like Vermont white cheddar, sliced fairly thick.

1 loaf crusty baguette or ciabatta
whole grain mustard
sharp cheddar cheese
deli chicken
butter lettuce
2 granny smith apples thinly sliced
2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice (optional)
Onion Jam
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 medium shallots, peeled and sliced thin
1 yellow onion, quartered and sliced thin
1/2 cup chicken broth
2-3 T balsamic vinegar
2-3 heaping tablespoons apricot jam or preserves
salt and pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium to large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the shallots & onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 minutes, until they begin to get soft and the bottom of the pan begins to brown.

Add the 1/2 cup chicken broth to the shallots, scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pan while the broth reduces. Add the balsamic vinegar, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for about 5 more minutes. Add the apricot jam and stir to combine. The sauce will thicken but should still be easily stirred.

Sandwiches:
Slice the bread in half and spread a little whole grain mustard on top half. Smear a layer of onion jam on the bottom half. Toss the apple slices in a little lemon juice, and then add them to the sandwich. Add a few leaves of lettuce and then top with a layer of cheese. Add a layer of chicken. Press the sandwich closed and cut into desired number of pieces.

 Original recipe