Caramelised apricot parcels

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Inspired by the French pastry, oranais aux abricots, these parcels are easy assembly and taste delicious

Caramelised apricot parcels

SERVES

6

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

15

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

15

MINUTES

CUISINE

French

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two large flat baking trays with parchment.

  2. Melt the sugar in a large heavy-based frying pan over a low heat until it is melted. It is best not to stir it when it is melting.

  3. Add in the apricots and butter and continue to cook for another minute or two to soften the fruit.

  4. Roll out your pastry sheet and cut it into six squares. Place a scoop of the apricots in the centre of each sheet, so that you can fold the pastry along the edges to make a parcel.

  5. Pinch the sides down with a fork to seal them, make a slit in the top of the pastry to let the air out when baking. Brush the top of each parcel with the egg and sprinkle the golden caster sugar on top.

  6. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool on the tray

Ingredients

  • 100g muscovado sugar

  • 300g apricots, halved and destoned

  • 15g butter

  • 1 puff pastry sheet

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two large flat baking trays with parchment.

  2. Melt the sugar in a large heavy-based frying pan over a low heat until it is melted. It is best not to stir it when it is melting.

  3. Add in the apricots and butter and continue to cook for another minute or two to soften the fruit.

  4. Roll out your pastry sheet and cut it into six squares. Place a scoop of the apricots in the centre of each sheet, so that you can fold the pastry along the edges to make a parcel.

  5. Pinch the sides down with a fork to seal them, make a slit in the top of the pastry to let the air out when baking. Brush the top of each parcel with the egg and sprinkle the golden caster sugar on top.

  6. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool on the tray