Turkish Almond Cream Filled Apricots

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb dried apricot halves
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    cup water
  • 12
  • 1
    cup cold whipping cream
  • 1
    cup slivered almonds
  • 2
    tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped pistachios
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the apricots in warm water for about 2 hours to soften and then drain the water and pat the apricots dry.
  • Combine the sugar, 1 cup of water and the lemon half in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  • Boil until syrupy and the temperature reaches 225 to 230°F on a candy thermometer.
  • Add the apricots and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely in a single layer.
  • Whip cream until stiff.
  • Fold 1 cup slivered almonds into cream.
  • Arrange half of the apricot halves in single layer, inner side up.
  • Dollop cream mixture onto the apricot halves and then cover with the other half of the apricots, like a sandwich.
  • Sprinkle the tops with the 2 tablespoons of almonds and pistachios.
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