Apricot-Basil Galettes

Photo: Peden + Munk

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Apricot + Basil
This unlikely match proves the old adage is true, that "what grows together goes together" (basil naturally repels bugs that would otherwise feed on apricots). We've spotted the almost-musky-tasting fruit and the peppery, faintly sweet basil joining forces in everything from chicken salad to shower gel (really) lately.

Try it: Valerie Gordon, who bakes cakes, chocolates and pastries at her boutique, Valerie's Confections in Los Angeles, puts the fruit and herb in a galette, a sort of free form crusty cake, in her new book, Sweet.