Stuffed apricots with honeyed yoghurt and pistachios

Stuffed apricots with honeyed yoghurt and pistachios

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Eat Istanbul
Serves
4
Photographer
David Loftus

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
24 dried apricots
200g granulated sugar
1 lemon, grated zest
200g thick yoghurt
2 tablespoons runny honey
50g shelled unsalted pistachios, ground or very finely chopped

Equipment

Quantity Ingredient
piping bag, fitted with a plain nozzle

Method

  1. Put the apricots in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight. The next day, drain the soaked apricots well in a colander and transfer to a bowl. Using a sharp knife, make a slit in each apricot by slicing about three-quarters of the way through the flesh.
  2. Put the sugar, lemon zest and about 400ml water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the apricots and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Transfer the apricots to kitchen paper using a slotted spoon and allow to drain well while you put the remaining syrup back over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until it has reduced by about half. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  3. Combine the yoghurt and honey, then spoon it into a piping bag, squeezing the mixture down to the bottom of the bag. Squeeze a little yoghurt into the halved apricots and carefully push one half of the apricot down on the yoghurt.
  4. Arrange the stuffed apricots on a serving dish, sprinkle with the ground pistachios and drizzle some of the syrup over the top.
Tags:
Istanbul
Turkey
Turkish food
Middle Eastern
Andy Harris
David Loftus
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