Poached dried apricots and cherries with cardamom

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #39463

September 03, 2022

Categories: Apricot Cherry,

"Recipe source: Seasonal Fruit Desserts cookbook Great served with yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream. Will keep in the fridge for several weeks. Makes 2 cups"

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (101.3 g)
  • Calories 204.5
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 6.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 49.6 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 25.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a skillet over medium heat toast the cardamom seeds for about 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat. If the apricots are sulphured drop them into a pot of boiling water and boil for a few minutes, dean and rinse.

Step 2

In a pot add 1 1/3 cups water along with the sugar, honey, cardamom sees and the vanilla bean and bring to a boil over medium high heat; stir to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the apricots and reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, over pan, and let stand for 1 hour.

Step 3

Remove the fruit to a serving dish with a slotted spoon. Add cherries to the syrup and bring to a boil cooking until reduced to 3/4 cup (this will take 5-10 minutes). By this time the cherries will be soft and syrup thickened. Stir in wine and pour the syrup (including cherries) over the apricots. Cover and refrigerated until chilled. ***will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Great topping! Both fruits and cardamom shine and the flavors are great with vanilla ice cream. Made our ice cream taste gourmet. I'm actually going to store some in the freezer because I can tell it would also be great baked along with a wheel of brie which I plan to make in the future. Thank you, ellie, for sharing. Made it for "What's on the Menu" and "Billboard Tag" games.


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(6 Dec 2022)

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