B&R Farms, purveyors of customer-favorite Dried Blenheim Apricots, combine their prized, sun-dried apricots with red chile pepper to create this versatile topping bursting with apricot flavor and a slight prickle of heat. Smother over rich meats, like grilled ribs and pork chops, or whisk with soy sauce to use as a glaze or marinade.
The Rossi family of B&R Farms in Hollister, California has been growing Blenheim apricots for 75 years and are as equally invested in the preservation of this prized variety as its cultivation. Why this specific apricot? Blenheim is an heirloom variety, beloved for its rich flavor, that once flourished in California. But similar to other heirloom fruits and vegetables, this variety was almost lost forever as it's difficult to grow and ill-suited to the demands of the modern global supply chain. Luckily, there are farms like B&R working to restore the Blenheim apricot's foothold in California.