Roasted kirsch apricots with shortbread

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A delectably adult after dinner indulgence.

Roasted kirsch apricots with shortbread
Photo: Quentin Jones

Ingredients

  • 80g butter (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp kirsch
  • 10 large apricots (halved and stoned)

Method

Preheat oven to 180C.

Place 80g butter (chopped), 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed) and ¼ cup water in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat and stir in 2 tbsp kirsch.

Pour butter mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray. Place 10 large apricots (halved and stoned) on top, cut-side down, in a single layer.

Bake for 10 minutes, then turn apricots over and bake for 5-8 minutes or until tender.

To serve 

Serve warm apricots with juices spooned over and shortbread on the side. 

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