Baked Apricots (France)

"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.""
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F & generously butter a large baking dish.
  • Put apricot halves, cut side up & in one layer, in the prepared baking dish.
  • 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.
  • Serve hot with creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream.

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  1. 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.
  2. Neither Dh nor I were sure if we liked fresh apricots, but now we know---we love least when roasted. I used Splenda Blend on half and Splenda Brown Sugar blend on the other half--both were equally delightful! We had them on vanilla ice cream and what a treat it was! Thanx!
  3. Mmmm! Warm baked apricots over frozen vanilla yogurt is very good stuff. Made using Splenda for baking. Sydney thanks so much for such a quick, easy and yummy dessert.
  4. NOTE to self. . .do not put this in the microwave for 1 minutes (instead of baking) as they will turn to mush. . .tasty mush that is. Will make it as written today and will be back to re-rate and give stars :) OK, I am back! These were quite tasty. My apricots were very small, so I cooked them at 400 for 10 minutes, then broiled on low for 1 minute and they were slightly overdone. . .would have been perfect prior to broiling I imagine. I used turbinado sugar which was an excellent choice. Thanks for a fun recipe! Made for Veg*n Swap June 2009.



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