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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine water and 2/3 cup Amaretto, mix well and soak apricots in liquid for 6-8 hours (or overnight).
2
The next day…
3
Drain apricots and reserve liquid.
4
Heat 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.
5
Working 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.
6
Add additional 1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur, over low heat. (Be careful that the mixture does not ignite!)
7
Add crumbled biscotti to syrup and cook over low heat, crushing cookies with back of a wooden spoon, until melted into a coarse purée.
8
Gently simmer, stirring, until syrup is deep brown and slightly thickened. Cool syrup slightly.
9
Spoon 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