Brandied Apricots

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

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Dried apricots prepared this way are delicious served with double cream – a simple dessert worthy of a special occasion. For an alternative use kirsch instead of brandy. Or omit either, use the juice of half a lemon and serve the apricots as a family dessert with vanilla ice cream.


  • 225 g/8 oz dried apricots
  • 100 g/4


Rinse the apricots well in cold water, drain and place in a saucepan. Cover generously with boiling water. Place the lid on the pan and leave to soak for 4 hours.

Place the pan over the heat and bring up to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for about 40 minutes, or until the apricots are tender.

Draw the pan off the heat. Strain off the juice and place the apricots in a serving di