5.31.2013

Stuffed Turkish Apricots

Earlier this week I shared pictures from the Modern Orange and Grey Baby Shower I threw. I promised to share a few of the treat recipes with you. So, here's the Stuffed Turkish Apricots.


This is my version of a yummy dessert I ate at a fantastic Turkish restaurant in London about 9 years ago.  Then when I went back to London about 5 years ago I had to eat them again. It was such a simple and dare I say healthy dessert. It's the perfect combination of sweet, salty and creamy. I believe the original ones were stuffed with clotted cream, but that's a little hard to come by here in the states. I think cream cheese is a good substitute.


Stuffed Turkish Apricots
2 dozen good quality Turkish Apricots
2 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tsp. honey
1/4 cup chopped pistachios

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and honey until it is a smooth consistency.  Find the hole in the apricots, where the pit has been removed, and insert your thumb to open up the apricot.  Then using knife fill each apricot with about 1/2 - 1 tsp. of the cream cheese mixture.  Then roll the top of the apricot, where the cream cheese is, in the chopped pistachios.  And ta-da, you're done!  Store these in the refrigerator.


5 comments:

  1. Why was I on that trip and I don't remember these?!?!?

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    1. Really?, at the Turkish Restaurant that we went to with Irene, we had them for dessert. They were really good. That sure was a great trip :)

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    2. Oh, I remember the restaurant, just not the apricots! So jealous about NY! Good for you guys!

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  2. I saw this and thought of that restaurant! We hadn't been there in about 2 years and we went there a month ago and had these apricots. Still as good as I remember! Irene xx

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    1. Oh, I'm jealous. Did you have lamb? I have such great memories from our trip to London to visit you. What a great city.

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