Apricot or Peach Melba

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 12 ripe, firm apricots, pitted, or 3 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Raspberry Sauce:
  • 1 pound raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Garnish:
  • 2 cups heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Directions
  • In a medium saucepan, prepare syrup. Bring the sugar, water, lemon juice and zest to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Poach apricots or peaches until tender. (Tip: if you use peaches, remove the skin.) Let them cool in the syrup.

  • To prepare raspberry sauce, in a blender, combine the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. Process to a puree.

  • Remove fruits from syrup.

  • To serve: In a small bowl, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream, place the fruit on top, and cover with raspberry sauce. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted almonds.


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