Friday, 15 June 2012

Broiled Apricots with Cookie Crumbs and Almonds

I'm visiting a friend tonight and wanted to bring a little something.  Another friend gave me a huge bag of apricots today, so this pretty much solved my problem - except I didn't have time to bake a cake or anything else.  I came up with this as a sort of desserty hors d'oeurvre.

Broiled Apricots with Cookie Crumbs and Almonds

Brown sugar
Butter cookies
Slivered almonds

Turn on broiler to low.  Halve apricots and put on a rimmed baking sheet or, better still so you don't have to move them, an ovenproof serving dish.  Dot each apricot half with a tiny amount of butter.  Sprinkle brown sugar over the halves, followed by a light dusting of cinnamon.  Crush butter cookies in a sealable sandwich bag.  Sprinkle cookie crumbs on apricots, and top with slivered almonds.

Bake under the broiler, keeping careful watch as the almonds can go from zero to cinder quite quickly.  Remove when sugar and butter are melty and bubbly, about 5 minutes.  Cool slightly before serving.  Top with ice cream if you like!

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