Baked Apricots

Delicious softened apricots with subtle complimenting flavours that make a good dessert for Diabetic, Low Calorie and Low Fat diets.


Eating fresh apricots, with the juice running down one’s chin, is a treat. Although, the apricots in this recipe are baked for a few minutes, they do retain their juiciness, shape and texture.

There are few added ingredients, making this dish suitable for almost everyone. The small quantity of sugar even ensures that it is appropriate for most diabetic diets; or you can use stevia. For a vegan diet, replace the honey with maple or corn syrup.

Diets for which Baked Apricots is suitable:

Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Nut Free, Paleo, Vegan and Vegetarian.

Ingredients

Preparation: 5 mins | Cooking: 10 mins | Serves: 4
8 apricots
1 tsp honey*
1 tbsp white wine
1 orange, rind
2 sprigs rosemary, small**

Method

PREHEAT oven 200 C/400 F/Gas 6.
HALVE the apricots and remove the stone.
LINE a small baking tin with parchment paper. (The piece should be large enough to pull the sides together, wrapping the apricots in a sealed packet to bake.)
LAY the apricots, cut side up on the parchment.
DRIZZLE over the honey and wine and add the orange rind and rosemary.
CLOSE the parchment around the apricots so it is airtight.
BAKE for 10 minutes.
REMOVE from the oven.
COOL the apricots (with the parchment closed if you want the fruit to continue softening).

Serve

– Delicious withZabaglione (not Vegan).
– Add custard, ice cream or yoghurt (sweetened a little, perhaps, with honey). Select appropriately for Dairy Free, Fodmap, Paleo, and Vegan diets.

Notes

* Vegan diet, place honey with maple or corn syrup.
** Substitute with star anise and vanilla.

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