Apricots with Amaretto Syrup

Geoffry Le Cher

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@Geoffry

A little salty, a little sweet… a simple to prepare dessert that will wow the crowd. Hope you think that it is just as good as I do.


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Serves:
4
Prep:
24 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

20
dried apricots
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
3 Tbsp
sugar
2/3 c
disaronno amaretto liqueur
1/3 c
disaronno amaretto liqueur
2/3 c
water
3
biscotti, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)
2 Tbsp
toasted pine nuts for garnish

Step-By-Step

1Combine water and 2/3 cup Amaretto, mix well and soak apricots in liquid for 6-8 hours (or overnight).
2The next day…
3Drain apricots and reserve liquid.
4Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat until foam subsides, and then cook sugar, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Stir in reserved liquid (be careful; syrup will spatter) and simmer, stirring, 2 minutes.
5Working in 2 batches, poach apricot halves in syrup at a low simmer, turning, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Using a slotted spoon, transfer apricots, hollow sides up, to a platter.
6Add additional 1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur, over low heat. (Be careful that the mixture does not ignite!)
7Add crumbled biscotti to syrup and cook over low heat, crushing cookies with back of a wooden spoon, until melted into a coarse purée.
8Gently simmer, stirring, until syrup is deep brown and slightly thickened. Cool syrup slightly.
9Spoon syrup over apricots and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts. Serve warm or at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Italian