One of the things I find utterly irresistible about summer is fresh seasonal fruit, don't you? For instance, apricots remind me of my grandma’s summer house and to be exact her perfume which always smelled like freshly picked apricots mixed with vanilla. So last week after Balazs got tons of apricots from the market, I wanted to recreate that feeling in my own kitchen and try a new twist on my sentimental fruit. Everyone talks about roasted peaches but believe me, although apricots are smaller, they are great for roasting as well.
They take about 5 minutes to make and if you serve them right away with a scoop of ice cream you will experience the most delightful flavour collision, ever! Hot, sweet and a bit sour fruit mixed with ice cream will make this dish irresistible, promise:)
Here is the full recipe if you fancy giving it a go this week:
Honey Roasted Apricots
* 15 apricots
* 2 tablespoons honey
* half vanilla bean
* 1 teaspoon brown sugar
* 10 grams unsalted butter
* your favourite ice cream
Place a dab of butter in your skillet pan and let the butter heat up. In the meantime, in a little bowl mix together honey, brown sugar and vanilla bean. Cut the fruits in half and remove the stones. Next, place the cut apricots side up in the preheated pan. Then, place a tiny dab of unsalted butter in a few fruit cavities and sprinkle the whole pan with the honey mixture. On high heat cook the fruit for about 4 minutes (2 minutes each side). The trick is not to over-cook it as you want your fruit to be soft but not mushy. As soon as your apricots look ready, transfer them into deep plates and add a scoop of your favourite ice cream on top. Ta dah!
Lovelies, what's your favourite summer fruit? Would you try this recipe? Any fun fruit related childhood memories/stories you'd like to share? xo
P.P.S: Plus, baked brie bites.
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