Dried Apricots with Walnuts

Cevızlı Kayisi Kavurmasi

Preparation info
  • 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

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Since Malatya is famous for its wide variety of pungent, sweet, and colorful apricots, the fruit is used in many dishes. This dried apricot dessert is quite popular — it’s easy and just the thing for when a guest arrives after dinner, or an unexpected guest comes for afternoon tea.


For the apricots

  • 250 grams dried apricots
  • Water, for soaking
  • 50 grams butter


Soak the dried apricots in water for one hour, until softened. Drain and put them on paper towels, then pat dry.

Make the syrup: stir the water, sugar, and cloves in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then add the lemon juice and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Warm the butter in a large skillet set over medium