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Poached whole apricots

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Poached whole apricots

This recipe is fabulous served with Orange Coconut Biscuits.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean or ΒΌ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3-4 strips orange rind
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 12 apricots


  1. Put the water, wine and sugar into a saucepan. Stir until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the vanilla bean or essence, orange rind and cloves. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the apricots and poach unti lthe apricots are firm and tender (about 10-15 minutes). Remove from the heat and allow apricots to cool in the syrup. (Be careful not to boil the fruit - they will turn to mush).
  4. Remove apricots from the syrup and peel. Boil the syrup until reduced in quantity by half. Cool.
  5. Serve apricots in small bowls accompanied with the Orange Coconut Biscuits (see recipe on our website)

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