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Easy Apricot Dessert Recipe With A Twist
We are in the middle of the summer and if you haven’t tried baked fruit desserts yet, then now is the best time to start! Fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines are just coming into the season and you can find them in any fruit shop or stand.
Apricots are sweet and delicious on their own but when baked they can be an unexpected surprise for your garden party guests or a treat on a summer Sunday afternoon.
Today I would like to share a delicious apricot dessert recipe that is also super easy and quick to make.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 6 ripe apricots, halved and pitted
- 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
- 20g of chocolate (it could be dark or milk chocolate with some nuts)
- 1/4 cup sugar (learn how you can convert this and any other of your favourite recipe into sugar-free dessert recipes that are suitable for diabetics, weight loss and those who are just watching their sugar intake)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 6 scoops of ice cream of the flavour of your choice (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
Wash and dry apricots and then cut them into halves and remove the pits. To make the apricots stable cut a thin slice from the round side of each apricot half and place them in the glass or porcelain baking form.
Twist: Put some small pieces of chocolate in the middle of each apricot half.
Separate the egg yokes and whites. Beat egg whites using an electric mixer until foamy and then gradually start adding the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat the mixture until stiff and glossy and then add vanilla extract.
Place the meringue on top of each apricot half completely covering it and enclosing the chocolate.
Put the apricots into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the meringue is golden brown. The apricots will be softened but still hold their shape.
This easy apricot dessert is best when served immediately when it is warm right out of the oven. However, you can also place it into an air-tight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days to serve it cold later.
Baked apricots go well with ice cream and can also be sprinkled with some shaved chocolate on the top. Enjoy!
Jessie B. Werner is a cake enthusiast who loves to decorate cakes and make desserts. On her blog you can read more about how to start your own home based cake business and watch cake decorating videos to learn necessary skills to make your dream come true.