A great recipe for the end of summer when there is a glut of apricots - very simple and very fast.


  • 8 apricots
  • butter
  • muscovado sugar
  • figs/ prunes/dried apricots
  • vanilla ice cream to serve


  • Take a casserole dish and pack the apricots in nice and closely to encourage the juices to flow.
  • Then add a little bit of butter and some sugar on there, just to caramelise them - you can use demerara or muscovado.
  • That goes in a nice hot oven, 190-200°C, for about 10 minutes - just the time to make up the topping.
  • Now we start by cutting up the figs.
  • Among the various thing you can use in this recipe are dried apricots, prunes, really anything you happen to have in the cupboard - some pistachios to give it some colour, some almonds, chopped white chocolate (lots of it) and some honey to bind it all together.
  • Try to avoid actually making it into a paste, so just stir it roughly in the bowl.
  • The apricots should be ready to come out about now.
  • They are nice and hot and the idea is that you put a little dollop of this chocolate and dried fruit mixture on each of them and then serve that with some nice vanilla ice cream.
  • A dish for someone with a severely sweet tooth!

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