Basil Poached Apricots a la Mode – A 6 year old romance

White on Rice Couple

Ready in: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Apricots, halved & seeded
    Produce
  • Handful Basil Blossom tops
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/4 c Honey
    Nut butters, Jams, and Honey
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
    Baking
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
    Frozen
  • 1 1/2 c Water
    Beverages

Steps

  • Combine water, sugar, honey, and basil blossoms in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to help sugar dissolve evenly.
  • Add apricots, reduce heat to medium to medium-high, and poach for 2-4 minutes or until soft but still intact.Using a slotted spoon, gently remove apricots. Strain and place on a plate to cool. (Apricots are nice served slightly warm, at room temp., or chilled. We vary it depending on the weather. The warmer the day, the cooler we like them. If serving chilled, place plate in refrigerator until ready to serve.)While apricots cool, increase heat to high, and reduce down poaching liquid, caramelizing the liquid. Skim any scum that develops and occasionally brush sides of pan with a brush dipped in cold water. Reduce to about 1 cup, or until caramel is a nice golden color *See Note
  • (you may have to remove from heat occasionally to allow bubbles to relax so you are able to check caramel's color). Set aside to cool, or quicker service is needed, cool in an ice bath.If desired, cut apricots into quarters, or else just serve as halves.
  • Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce drizzled over the top. Garish with basil blossoms.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 409.42  cal  (20.47%)
  • Fat: 7.56  g  (11.63%)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5  g  (28.14%)
  • Carbohydrates: 85.62  g  (28.54%)
  • Sugar: 82.49  g  (91.66%)
  • Cholesterol: 29.04  mg  (9.68%)
  • Sodium: 57.76  mg  (2.51%)
  • Protein: 3.42  g  (6.84%)
  • Vitamin A: 1751.47  IU  (35.03%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.2  mg  (11.99%)
  • Calcium: 98.12  mg  (9.81%)
  • Vitamin C: 8.09  mg  (9.8%)
  • Potassium: 336.47  mg  (9.61%)
  • Phosphorus: 87.44  mg  (8.74%)
  • Fiber: 2.01  g  (8.03%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.87  mg  (5.82%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.58  mg  (5.75%)
  • Copper: 0.09  mg  (4.7%)
  • Magnesium: 17.92  mg  (4.48%)
  • Zinc: 0.65  mg  (4.34%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.26  µg  (4.29%)
  • Manganese: 0.08  mg  (4.03%)
  • Vitamin K: 4.08  µg  (3.88%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.08  mg  (3.82%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.05  mg  (3.32%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.55  mg  (2.75%)
  • Folate: 10.61  µg  (2.65%)
  • Iron: 0.45  mg  (2.5%)
  • Selenium: 1.68  µg  (2.4%)

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