Apricots with Amaretto Syrup

1
Geoffry Le Cher

By
@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Apricots with Amaretto Syrup

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.

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About Apricots with Amaretto Syrup

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




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