Apricot Compote with Scotch Whisky and Ice Cream

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Apricot Compote with Scotch Whisky and Ice Cream
Apricot Compote with Scotch Whisky and Ice Cream
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Apricot Compote with Scotch Whisky and Ice Cream

Once I have my fill of eating apricots on their own, I like to make a quick compote with them. Served with ice cream, it becomes an elegant dessert for a dinner party. But it’s also incredibly delicious with yogurt, with a slice of pound cake, or even for breakfast on top of pancakes.

4
Servings
297
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: The compote can be made up to 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Pound ripe apricots, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup sugar, preferably organic
  • 1/3 Cup blended Scotch whisky or cognac
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Lemon balm or mint leaves, for garnish

Directions

Place the apricot slices in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed pan. Add the lemon juice and sugar and heat over medium-high heat. Stir well and simmer vigorously for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The apricots will release their juices and the sauce will become foamy. Remove from the heat, add the whiskey, and stir well. Transfer to a bowl to cool to room temperature.

Scoop the ice cream into dessert bowls. Top with the apricot compote. Garnish with a lemon balm or mint leaf. Serve immediately.

Apricot Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Apricot Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
40g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
214µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.3%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.5%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
103mg
10%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
0.6mg
3.5%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.7%
Phosphorus
103mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
503mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.9%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Sugars, added
26g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
5%