Cream Filled Apricots – Kaymakli Kaysi

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Nana Lee

Turkish in origin. Soaking time is not included in times.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb dried apricot halves
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 lemon
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • pistachios

Directions

  1. NOTE:.
  2. If apricots are whole, cut them horizontally to make 2 flat halves.
  3. Soak apricots in warm water 2 hours to soften. Drain.
  4. Combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon half.
  5. Boil until syrupy, 225-230 F on candy thermometer.
  6. Add apricots and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  8. Whip cream until stiff.
  9. Fold 1 cup almonds into cream.
  10. Arrange apricot halves in single layer, inner side up.
  11. Dollop cream mixture onto 50 percent of apricot halves.
  12. Cover with other 50 percent, like sandwich.
  13. Sprinkle remaining almonds and pistachios over tops.

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