Really easy apricot & amaretti cream

Really easy apricot & amaretti cream

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 10

A cross between a trifle and tiramisu, this really is simple to do. Roast apricots with orange, then layer up with mascarpone and custard for an indulgent dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal431
  • fat29g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.34g
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  • 1kg apricot, halved and stoned



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

  • 1 large orange, grated zest and juice



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone
  • 500g tub vanilla custard
  • 140g amaretti biscuit
  • about 50g/2oz grated dark chocolate
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  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the apricots into a roasting tin, toss with the orange zest, juice and sugar and roast for 15-20 mins until soft. Remove the skins if you like. Tip into a bowl to cool.

  2. Whisk the mascarpone and custard together until completely blended.

  3. Tip the biscuits into a large glass bowl, then top with the apricots and custard. Scatter generously with the grated chocolate, then cover and chill until ready to serve.

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31st Dec, 2011
Oh so delicious! Could not get mascarpone so just did usual custard topped with whipped cream. A really different taste.
31st Jul, 2010
Made this with apricots and it was lovely,it was in the fridge for a couple of days,and the more chilled it got,the better it tasted,will def be making again
29th Jun, 2010
This was a huge success at my sister's birthday bbq. I made it with 'boozy strawberries' (strawberries in wine and a little sugar) and topped it with milk chocolate shavings. Yum! Plus the mascarpone and custard are a lovely combination. I've been enlisted to make it again for 3 more bbqs!
29th May, 2010
made this with 1/2 strawberries and 1/2 raspberries instead of apricots for a friend's BBQ. NB they only need a couple of mins to soften in oven. decorated with grated milk and white chocolate instead of plain. V easy to make
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31st Aug, 2008
Made this using frozen raspberries instead of apricots - it was demolished within minutes. Everyone was very impressed and loved the flavour given by the amaretti biscuits and the raspberry juice. Will definitely be making again, a very easy recipe
25th Aug, 2008
Made it with the raspberries for a no cook desert and it was demolished within a few mins!!!! Will def make again.
31st Oct, 2007
This tastes a lot better than it looks...! :-)
25th Oct, 2018
When using fresh raspberries for the non cook version do you add the same amount of sugar plus orange zest and juice ?
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6th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. We are sorry but we have now amended the recipe, removing the reference to raspberries. For a no-cook alternative, the following trifle uses frozen summer berries (you can use frozen raspberries) which is ideal for this time of year. We hope you like it.
29th Aug, 2015
This was sooooo easy to make and utterly sublime. Flavours worked beautifully. Next time will reduce the sugar or replace with honey. It was a little too sweet for my tastes but my guests loved it.
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