Cut out four large greaseproof paper hearts, and butter them lightly. Place three apricots on one half of each paper heart. Cut the vanilla pod in four, and tuck each piece amongst the apricots. Grate the orange zest on top, and then squeeze the juice over. Dot with the remaining butter, fold over the paper hearts, and seal the edges to make parcels. Place the parcels on a baking sheet and
Prunes and other dried fruit can also be baked in this way.
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