Stewed apricots


Stewed apricots
Here is how to make delicious stewed apricots, both an easy and a more sophisticated way.
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Last modified on: August 13th 2014

For 1 kg, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 500 g 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
55 min.30 min.1 hour 25 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Wash 1 kg apricots.

Stage 2
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Cut each apricot in two by passing a knife all round the stone.

Stage 3
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Open apricot.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
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Remove stone and set aside.

Do this with all the apricots.

Stage 5
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With a knife, cut out the hard part where the stalk was, and discard.

Stage 6
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Then cut apricot into small pieces.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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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.

Stage 8 - 30 min.
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Cover and put over medium heat, and leave to cook slowly, stiring from time to time.

Stage 9
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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.

Stage 10
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Your stewed apricots are ready.

Stage 11 - 10 min.
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As a refinement, you can pass the apricots through a strainer with a soft spatula...

Stage 12
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...to remove all skins and small hard parts.

Stage 13
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You will then get very smooth stewed apricots, a purée, almost a coulis.

Stage 14 - 10 min.
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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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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ApricotsApricots: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Apricot and almond cream tart, Dried apricots, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Agen prune cake, Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits, Italian Meringue, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Génoise (Genoa sponge), Yvetot Douillons, Nantes Tourton, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Kouign-amann, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leavened bread, Italian Meringue, Provençal braised carrots, Cheese tart, Ciabatta, ... All

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