Stewed Peaches and Apricot compote

Apricot compote

Yes, I am still reminiscing about apricots and my childhood! (see this post)

Today what was supposed to be stewed apricots, turned out more like apricot compote. That’s okay, I’ll happily take it! I found a recipe that uses sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and chamomile flower tea. I cooked it a bit long though, so it turned out a bit mushy, but tastes delicious and cannot wait to use it on my plain unsweetened yogurt for breakfast!

The baker in me is wondering how this would substitute in recipes that call for apple sauce…

Stewed peaches

Instead of ditching most of the mushy apricots, I cooked the peaches in the same sauce above and this time checked them often. I like them sort of halfway between soft and crunchy. Perfect. They will go nicely with ice-cream or custard this summer or even as a dessert on it’s own.

If you have ever substituted another fruit besides bananas or apples in recipes that call for such a sauce, and have perhaps tried apricots or another stone fruit, I would love to hear about it!

I’m having fun at the moment making all these homemade things and I can see why my aunt loved doing so. It is such a satisfying past time.

Now…what next to try ?

Published by Bonnie

Hello. My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my page. I have been an avid baker for about 20 years. Of those years, seven have been gluten-free baking. I discovered I had a chronic intolerance to gluten and began experimenting with converting my all time favorite recipes into gluten-free ones. I also have developed my own recipe repertoire. I am married and have two children. My husband and son are not gluten intolerant but my daughter is. She has also been the motivation for persevering in creating recipes we both can enjoy. My journey has taught me so much and I know many others can benefit from my experience. My hope is that you will find something you can order that you have missed and longed for being gluten intolerant or celiac. Or perhaps you just want a healthier option as I also offer alternatives to some of my orders such as sugar free, grain free and low carb. I share my experience and story in more detail on my Instagram page. (@bonniesGFbakery) Please feel free to follow me there. Located in Somerset West, Western cape, South Africa. I deliver to the Helderberg basin area which includes Somerset West, Gordans Bay and Strand.

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