This simple recipe is very festive, making it perfect for holiday celebrations or homemade gifts. The brandied apricots are good by themselves or as a topping on ice cream or cake. You can even use the juice in cocktails. It’s probably possible to use dried apricots, although this was made with fresh ones that were flash frozen.
8 apricots, pitted and halved
¾ cup brandy (I used cognac)
¼ cup water
1-2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Put all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool, then store in sealable glass jar.
Photo courtesy of Simon Aughton.