Friday, July 22, 2016

Brown Sugar and Butter Apricots

I was typing the title for this blog post and I wrote Brown Sugar and Butter WITH Apricots and I'll be honest with you, that is a much more correct title.  We've got apricots coming out of the walls right now, we have so many, sadly, they aren't all perfect for just eating fresh - some just aren't quite as delicious. What's a girl to do, but add some butter and sugar to the things... and then put them on top of everything! 

Yogurt, Waffles, Ice Cream, Pie Crusts, .....   If it will sit still on a plate long enough, You can put these apricots on it - and it will be delicious! 


1½ tbsp. unsalted butter
5 fresh apricots, pitted and cut into quarters
3 tbsp. brown sugar (plus 1 additional tbsp. if apricots are tart)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg


Heat sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and heat until melted.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine apricots with brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract and nutmeg. Toss to combine.

Add apricot mixture to pan and cook until sauce thickens and apricots just slightly start to fall apart, about 8-10 minutes.

Serve warm or chilled.