World Cuisine

Baked Almond and Orange Blossom Apricots

cook 30 mins
  • 12 fresh apricots
  • 200 g (7 oz) blanched almonds
  • 120 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange blossom water
  • 1–2 tablespoons runny honey
  • Using a sharp knife, slit open the apricots down one side and remove the stones.
  • Place the almonds, sugar and orange blossom water in a food processor and blend to a soft paste. Roll 12 small pieces of the paste into balls, then stuff into the apricots. Press the apricots gently to compress the filling and place in an ovenproof dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4, for 15 minutes. Drizzle over the honey, then return to the oven and cook for a further 5–6 minutes. Serve hot or cold.
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