Apricot Sauce

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins
YIELD: 3 cups




  • Place the apricots in a heavy saucepan with the water, the cinnamon sticks and the lemon zest, cover, and let stand at room temperature for three hours.
  • Set over medium heat, bring to a simmer, reduce heat and simmer gently, covered for 35 to 40 minutes until the apricots are very soft.
  • Remove from heat and discard the cinnamon sticks and the lemon peel.
  • Using an immersion blender (or, if you prefer a blender or food processor, but the stick blender is so much easier), puree the apricots and the cooking liguid.
  • Add the lemon juice, sugar and butter to the apricot mixture in the saucepan and return to low heat, simmering the mixture uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about ten minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature before serving (and try to resist constant tasting).