Kayısı Tatlısı (Turkey)

Kayısı Tatlısı (Turkey)

 

 
Ingredients
250g/8oz Turkish dried apricots/
1 cup water
juice of ½ lemon
4 tbsp sugar
kaymak or clotted cream to serve (approx ½ roll of kaymak)
flaked almonds or crushed pistachio nuts for garnish
Method
  • Soak the apricots overnight in cold water.
  • Drain and reserve 1 cup of the water. Put the water in a pan with the apricots,
    lemon juice and sugar. Boil gently for 10 minutes or until the syrup thickens,
    taking care not to allow the apricots to become mushy.
  • Allow to cool. Then split open the apricots and
    stuff with a spoonful of the cream. Arrange on a serving dish facing up, spoon over
    the syrup and sprinkle with either the pistachios or flaked almonds.
  • I decided that I wanted to toast the almonds so quickly did exactly that in a small frying pan over medium heat.