Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.
Honestly, it’s been a while since I did a post that focused on one fruit or vegetable. This mainly stems from the fact I’ve had a post about most of them. But, apricots are a fruit I’ve missed, so I think it’s time for it to get its time in the sunshine. Enjoy!
1. While Iran and Uzbekistan are both contenders, what country produces the most annual apricots, with nearly 800,000 tonnes in 2012?
2. The inner layer of apricot jam can be seen in what dessert shown here, named after the Austrian confectioner Franz who first created it in 1832?
3. Although more commonly associated with almonds, what liqueur was originally and is traditionally made with steeped apricot kernels?
4. Name the apricot variety seen here, associated with the San Francisco area and was once the most popular variety growing in the United States, but have since been minimized due to the desire to grow apricots with longer shelf life. Named after an English city, it shares its name with the South Carolina city known for its ginger ale.
5. What South African sweet pudding contains apricot jam, and is served with ice cream?
2. Sacher torte
5. Malva pudding