Stewed apricots

Step by step recipe:

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    Wash 1 kg apricots.
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    Cut each apricot in two by passing a knife all round the stone.
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    Open apricot.
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    Remove stone and set aside.

    Do this with all the apricots.
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    With a knife, cut out the hard part where the stalk was, and discard.
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    Then cut apricot into small pieces.
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    Prepare all apricots like this. Put 2 tablespoons water in a pan and tip in apricots, then 250 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

    It might seem like a lot of sugar, but that's because apricots become very acidic when cooking.
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    Cover and put over medium heat, and leave to cook slowly, stiring from time to time.
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    Stewed apricots are cooked when they reach the right consistency for your taste, which means with or without any bits of apricot still showing.
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    Your stewed apricots are ready.
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    As a refinement, you can pass the apricots through a strainer with a soft spatula...
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    ...to remove all skins and small hard parts.
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    You will then get very smooth stewed apricots, a purée, almost a coulis.
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    Another refinement: you can use the kernels inside the stones which are edible.

Remarks:

Stewed apricots can be used like jam for breakfast - delicious on buttered toast.

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Apricot blancmange

Source:

Home made.

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