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How to make poached apricots in cardamom syrup

Simple, stewed apricots elevated by the addition of aromatic spices to a real dinner party treat. Fancy schmancy!

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Soak the apricots in 3 cups of water in a large saucepan or handi for 4 hrs or until they puff up Add in : 3 Tbs of sugar One 1/2 inch piece of thinly sliced  ginger,4 cardamom pods, 1 cinnamon stick

Soak the apricots in 3 cups of water in a large saucepan or handi for 4 hrs or until they puff up Add in : 3 Tbs of sugar One 1/2 inch piece of thinly sliced ginger,4 cardamom pods, 1 cinnamon stick

Mix everything together well until the sugar has dissolved and bring it all to a slow boil.

When it boils, turn the heat down to a simmer and cook gently until the liquid has gone down by half and the remaining liquid has become a thick syrup.

Pour everything into a bowl and refrigerate.

Pour everything into a bowl and refrigerate.

Serve it up in small bowls.

Serve it up in small bowls.

Traditionally for very fancy affairs such as weddings, this dessert is topped with thin pieces of edible silver or vark. I used a dollop of  lightly sweetened sirkhand and served it with warm Chai.

Traditionally for very fancy affairs such as weddings, this dessert is topped with thin pieces of edible silver or vark. I used a dollop of lightly sweetened sirkhand and served it with warm Chai.

  • 1.0c Dried apricots
  • 3.0Tbsp Superfine sugar
  • 1.0 1/2 inch piece of peeled fresh ginger
  • 4.0 Whole green cardamom pods
  • 1.0 Cinnamon stick