Summery Provençal apricots

Summery Provençal apricots

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Takes 35-45 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
Stewed fruit takes on a different dimension with summery Provençal apricots

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal356
  • fat0g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars46g
  • fibre3g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 1 75cl bottle dry fruity rosé wine
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split open lengthways with a sharp knife, then cut in 4 (keep the seeds inside)
  • 700g ripe fresh apricots

    Apricot

    ay-pree-kot

    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • vanilla ice cream, to serve

    Vanilla

    van-ill-ah

    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

Method

  1. Pour the wine into a saucepan, tip in the sugar and then add the pieces of vanilla pod. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved, then add the apricots. Cover and gently poach the apricots until just softened - about 15-20 minutes for whole fruit and 10-15 minutes for halves.

  2. Lift the apricots out and put them in a bowl. Boil the liquid hard for 8-10 minutes to make a thin syrup, then pour over the apricots and leave to cool. Serve warm or cold, with a good vanilla ice cream and a piece of vanilla pod to decorate.

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