How To Prepare A Baked Apricot Dessert

baked apricot dessert

Everybody loves desserts, but some people LOVE them. If you’re one of those people, then this recipe is for you. How to prepare a baked apricot dessert! The best thing about it? It’s so easy to make and it tastes great too!

Apricots are in season right now so they’re very cheap and readily available at any grocery store near you. Baked apricot dessert can be made with just 5 ingredients that most people have on hand already: flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. You’ll also need apricots (of course), which will determine the number of other ingredients needed because every fruit has different water content – some more than others. Apricots contain natural sugars as well as fiber from the seeds, so if you eat the whole apricot it’ll keep you full for quite a while.

Step 1: Peel and Find The Water Content Of Your Apricots

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The amount of water content in your fruit will determine how much flour you need to soak up all that juice. If your apricots are very ripe (soft) then they contain more water than those that are firm or under-ripe. Softer apricots also have a shorter cooking time as well as a softer texture once cooked. Under-ripe fruits tend to have less moisture so they can withstand being baked for longer periods of time. These would probably absorb more flour as well, making them denser and heavier in texture.

Pour the apricots into a strainer and use your hands to mash them as you go. This will help release some of the juices. Once all the apricots have been strained, place them in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of flour for every 2 apricots. Stir to combine, then set aside.

Step 2: Mix The Dry Ingredients

A bowl of fruit and vegetables

In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined. Add half of this mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until smooth.

Step 3: Add The Wet And Dry Mixtures To Each Apricot

Transfer the mashed apricots to a baking dish lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. It’ll be between 1/4 to 1/2 an inch thick depending on how many apricots you use. Pour the wet mixture over top of your mashed fruit, then crumble the remaining dry mixture evenly throughout.

Step 4: Bake (And Wait)

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. It should be firm on top but slightly jiggly in the middle when removed from the oven. If it passes these tests, remove it from the oven and let it cool before serving! Once cooled, slice into squares or rectangles and serve with a tall glass of milk! Enjoy your baked apricot dessert!


In conclusion, this recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that will surely impress your family or friends. This dish can be served as either an appetizer or a main course for dinner parties. For the best results, use fresh ingredients in a season to make your baked apricot dessert. Happy cooking!

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