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Baked Apricots With Vanilla And Cinnamon

TIP: This way also works well with peaches.



  • 1kg apricots, halved and stoned
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 glass brandy
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • Double cream, to serve


  1. Cut the apricots in half, de-stone and lay out on a roasting dish, cut side up.
  2. Split the vanilla pod and toss the seeds with the sugar.
  3. Sprinkle over the apricots and drizzle over the brandy and lemon juice.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven, 170oC/gas mark 3 for 40 minutes. Serve with lots of double cream.

TIP: This way also works well with peaches.