Thursday, August 2, 2012

CREAM STUFFED DRY APRICOTS (KAYMAKLI KAYISI TATLISI)




Ingredients:
20-25 dry Turkish apricots (8 oz)
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
3-4 drops lemon juice
Filling: Kaymak (Thick Turkish cream) I used Gaymak cream.
20-25 blanched almonds and or 20 -25 halved walnut
1/4 cup pistachio nuts, finely grated

Preparation:
Soak the apricots in cold water overnight. Next day drain the juice in a small pot. Set aside the apricots. Add sugar to juice and boil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add apricots and simmer at low heat 20-25 min or until apricots are tender and the liquid becomes syrup. Add lemon juice at last minute. Remove the syrup from heat and allow cool down. Transfer apricots with a perforated spoon on to a plate.

Open apricots without completely separating two halves. Fill the inside with half a teaspoon of cream and place an almond or walnut in each apricot and close. . Garnish with pistachio nuts by dipping the side into the pistachio. Arrange apricots side by side on a platter.  Drizzle over them some syrup. This makes them shinier. Also sprinkle some grated pistachio nuts to plate and serve.

7 comments:

  1. I made this dessert and it was delicious... It was very easy to make. Thank you Meral...

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  2. I'll try it. It's looking so great, and easy :)

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  3. I have tested this desert so many times and it is absolutely delicious

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  4. your recipes are so practical and delicious at the same time. I also love how you decorate them like a piece of art. Such an inspiring blog!

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  5. Is it ok to refrigerate these over night?

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  6. Can you make these a day ahead of time?

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  7. Yes you can. Also keep the any left overs at refrigrator up to a week.

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