Simply Delicious Apricot Dessert

July 29, 2014
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Photo by Valerie Rice
  • Serves 4
What You'll Need
  • Apricot Dessert
  • 6 small apricots (look for Blenheim), sliced into eight segments
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  • 4 to 6 amaretti cookies, crushed see recipe below
  • 8 mint leaves, torn in pieces
  • Amaretti Cookies (makes 20-24 cookies)
  • 8 ounces can almond paste
  • 1 cup ultrafine baking sugar
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liquer
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  1. Apricot Dessert
  2. Evenly portion the sliced apricots into shallow glasses or plates.
  3. Top each one with a drizzle of honey followed by a tablespoon of crème fraiche.
  4. Sprinkle each serving with cookie crumbs and the torn mint leaves.
  1. Amaretti Cookies (makes 20-24 cookies)
  2. Blend the almond paste and sugar in a food processor fitted with a steal blade until it will looks grainy, like wet sand.
  3. Pulse in the liqueur, salt, and vanilla until combined.
  4. Add egg whites one at a time until combined, about two minutes in the food processor.
  5. Chill dough in the refrigerator for one hour.
  6. Preheat the oven 375 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment or silicone. Pipe the dough into 1" mounds or use a teaspoon to drop them onto cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 15 minutes and turn off the oven off.
  8. Leave in the oven anywhere from one hour (if you want the cookies to be less crunchy) or up to eight hours (overnight). The longer you leave them in the oven the more golden in color they will turn.

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I produce the Santa Barbara based blog Eat Drink Garden. The inspiration for every meal, for every cocktail, and for every blog entry is from my garden. I learned a few years ago that if you choose seasonal fruits and vegetables, you don't need to do too much to them in order to make them beautiful and delicious every time.

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