Baked Apricots (France)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This recipe comes from the 2005 cookbook, The Best Recipes in the World. "Roasting them (the apricots) in the oven...intensifies their sweetness and makes average apricots quite suculent."

Top Review by FolkDiva

This is a fabulous trick! I had a few apricots leftover from making Syd's Recipe #378012 . They worked fine for flavoring and garnishing the tea, however were pretty uninspiring fruits; rather firm and not terribly I thought I would give this a try. So very glad I did because the process turned those hard, bland apricots into an amazingly sweet and delicious treat! I didn't even bother with trying to follow the ingredient amounts closely. Used the 3 leftover apricots, probably 2 teaspoons of sugar and less than 1 tablespoon of butter. Served with a dollop of cream, this made for a fantastic light dessert. Was also quite elegant in presentation. Thank you for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F & generously butter a large baking dish.
  2. Put apricot halves, cut side up & in one layer, in the prepared baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar, dot with butter & bake until tender, about 15 minutes, or until the apricots are caramelized with the sugar but still retain their shape.
  4. Serve hot with creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream.

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