Simple Baked Apricots Work With Any Breakfast Or Brunch Menu

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional

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There are certain foods, that when served as part of a full breakfast or brunch, just help the entire menu standout.  Baked fruit is one of those dishes.  Now, my kids love fruit in any form.  They don’t care if it’s fresh, canned or cooked…. but this giddiness comes over them when they realize I am baking fruit.

The air becomes filled, with an aroma that is so enticing, that the kids come running to ask ‘Is it time to eat yet?’  And with my youngest child, Avril, its funny to watch her face as she eats.  Because, she always saves the best part of the meal until the end, so that she can savor every bite she says.  But, her eyes keep flicking to the baked fruit she has pushed to the side.  It’s like a war is going on inside her and she has to prove that she has the will power to hold off on tasting that wonderful, sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 10-12 Fresh Apricots
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Almonds
  • Nutmeg
  • Honey

Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut your apricots in half, removing the pit.
  3. Place your apricot halves into a greased baking dish.  Grate or sprinkle a little nutmeg over the top of your apricots.
  4. Place into the oven on the center rack and cook, uncovered, for about 15-20 minutes.  Just until they start to brown around the edges and the flesh has softened.
  5. Next, remove your baking dish from the oven.  Sprinkle your whole almonds across your dish of apricots.  Drizzle honey across your apricots and almonds.  Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving with your favorite breakfast or bunch dishes.
  7. Your friends and family will greatly appreciate the baked goodness of fresh fruit with your next breakfast or brunch.
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