Turkish Stuffed Dried Apricots

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dried Turkish apricots 
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or ghee)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup water for baking
  • Crushed pistachio nuts for garnish

      *Bonus addition if it suits you: Plain whole Greek yogurt to drizzle on top after baking.

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Soak the dried apricots in warm water for 10 minutes, if they are hard. Drain the water. If already soft enough to split open, you can skip this.
  3. Combine the crushed walnuts and honey in a small bowl as the filling.
  4. Split open the apricots with a small knife, making sure one end is still intact.
  5. Stuff each apricot with a teaspoonful of crushed walnut and honey mixture and slightly close it up.
  6. Grease a baking tray with olive oil or butter and place the stuffed dried apricots on it.
  7. Pour the water over the tray.
  8. Place a tiny dab of butter on the top of the each stuffed apricot.
  9. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of honey over the apricots (if desired) and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Place then on a serving dish and sprinkle the crushed pistachio nuts on top. EASY!!