I dont really love Apricots, plain, but ask me what my favorite jam is, and I would have to say, Apricot, of course..with Strawberry a close second.
I have an aversion to the Apricot's fuzzy skin.. and its tartness, it is just too much for my taste buds to handle. I am convinced that there are good Apricots out there, but I really feel like the magic of this fruit comes out after they are cooked, which is why I think that I love Apricot jam so.
This week, in my produce bin, I received more Apricots than I could handle, and since I still have my Rhubarb jam (see previous post), I decided that the perfect place for them would be transformed into a Roasted Apricot Sorbet.
Oh mamma, let me tell you, this left my tastebuds singing....in a good way.
Roasted Apricot Sorbet
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c water
22 oz apricots, pitted.
2 Tablspoons Lemon Juice
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
bring water and sugar to a boil, turn off and set aside.
roast apricots for an hour at 350.
puree apricots with simple syrup and add remaining ingredients.
chill and spin in ice cream maker.