Apricot Specials Recipe

Apricot Specials Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 12

90 g

75 g

75 g


For the topping

150 g

250 ml

65 g

10 ml

50 g

Light brown sugar

Plain flour

Cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces



Dried apricots

Grated rind of 1 lemon

Caster sugar


Chopped walnuts

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and flour. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Transfer to a 20 cm/8 inch square baking tin and press level. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven but leave the oven on.
  • Meanwhile, for the topping, combine the apricots and water in a saucepan and simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and reserve. Chop the apricots.
  • Return the apricots to the saucepan and add the lemon rind, caster sugar, cornflour and 60 ml/4 tablespoons of the soaking liquid. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Cool slightly before spreading the topping over the base. Sprinkle ove

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