I have not bought many apricots this year due to the outrageous prices which have not come down in Perth at all!
They were still about $14 a kilo today which is the same as they have been for a long time. Cheaper ones are horrible.
I do use them in cooking particularly an Austrian dish I make with dought round the whole apricot and you put sugar and butter inside when cooked.
I also make one of my mother's recipes -an apricot fake -delicious but this year I have not cooked with fresh apricots.
I have also made apricot jam out of dried apricots, so they are quite a versatile fruit.
I used to use apricots a great deal in both sweet and savoury dishes.When I was in Victoria I would use Fresh ones.I have made wonderful jam here uin the tropics using Dried fruit. I am rather horrified by the sulphur used in the drying process by countries other than Australia. And the Aussie ones are now dreadfully pricey,when I can get them. So I use them a lot less in my cooking these days.
I love apricots but rarely buy fresh ones as they are hard and tasteless. This year I was able to get fresh apricots with taste from a friend who has a tree. I used some in cooking. There is a delicious apricot chicken recipe I love. I stewed some to make apricot crumble. Yum
I use the dried ones in my musli, & other times I use the tin apricots. I used to buy the fresh ones in summer, but they just have had a boring floury taste these last few years. I don't do any baking, so I don't cook with them.