Poached apricots

Poached apricots

Vanilla and cardamom add wonderful, subtle flavours to this easy dessert. It's also very low in fat and tastes delicious on its own, or with fat-free Greek-style yogurt or reduced-fat ice cream.

By , 21 September 2015

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Poached apricots
  • 1 Hour

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: £2.05 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 200g serving contains
  • Energy

    653KJ

    156KCAL

    8%
  • Fat

    Traceg

    low

    <1%
  • Saturates

    Traceg

    low

    <1%
  • Sugars

    38.3g

    high

    43%
  • Salt

    Traceg

    low

    <1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 326kJ/78kcal.
Ingredients
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 200ml clear apple juice
  • Juice and zest 1/2 lemon, pared with a peeler
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 500g apricots, preferably slightly firm
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Put the sugar, apple juice, lemon juice and zest, plus 200ml water, in a pan.

  • Lightly crush the cardamom pods with a rolling pin. Make a cut along the length of the vanilla pod with a sharp knife. Add the cardamom and vanilla pods to the pan. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Then simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, halve and stone the apricots and put in an ovenproof dish.

  • Pour the hot juice mixture over the apricots. Cook in the oven, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes until the apricots are just tender.