Recipe from: Canan Karatekin

Delicious Turkish dessert to serve for company.

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Yields1 Serving
 1/2 lb. dried apricots
 3 ¼ cup water
 1 cup mascarpone cheese
 1 ¼ cup sugar
 1 tbsp. lemon juice
 1 tbsp. rose water
 3 tbsp. pistachios finely chopped
1

Soak apricots in 2 cups of water for 5 hours in a shallow bowl.

2

Reserve the soaking water and drain the apricots.

3

Bring to boil reserved soaked water with sugar.

4

Stir until sugar is dissolved, boil syrup for 3 minutes.

5

Lower the heat, stir in lemon juice, rose water and apricots. Simmer for 10 minutes.

6

Remove the apricots out of the syrup mixture, reserve the syrup.

7

Cool apricots for 30 minutes.

8

Make a small slit one side of the apricot, stuff with 1 tsp. mascarpone cheese.

9

Place the filled apricots, cream side up, in a shallow serving platter.

10

Spoon syrup around the apricots.

11

Place in refrigerator to chill 1-2 hours before serving.

12

Sprinkle with pistachios before serving.

Ingredients

 1/2 lb. dried apricots
 3 ¼ cup water
 1 cup mascarpone cheese
 1 ¼ cup sugar
 1 tbsp. lemon juice
 1 tbsp. rose water
 3 tbsp. pistachios finely chopped

Directions

1

Soak apricots in 2 cups of water for 5 hours in a shallow bowl.

2

Reserve the soaking water and drain the apricots.

3

Bring to boil reserved soaked water with sugar.

4

Stir until sugar is dissolved, boil syrup for 3 minutes.

5

Lower the heat, stir in lemon juice, rose water and apricots. Simmer for 10 minutes.

6

Remove the apricots out of the syrup mixture, reserve the syrup.

7

Cool apricots for 30 minutes.

8

Make a small slit one side of the apricot, stuff with 1 tsp. mascarpone cheese.

9

Place the filled apricots, cream side up, in a shallow serving platter.

10

Spoon syrup around the apricots.

11

Place in refrigerator to chill 1-2 hours before serving.

12

Sprinkle with pistachios before serving.

Apricots Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese

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