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Greek apricots

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Brunch
Sweet and saffron-scented, these apricots are gorgeous with low-fat Greek yoghurt. You can also use tinned apricots in winter.


  1. Put the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, saffron and honey into a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved.

  2. Simmer gently for five minutes before adding the apricots. Simmer for a further five minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the cinnamon stick.

  3. Serve the apricots warm on a bed of yogurt, and drizzle over the syrup.


  • 250ml/8¾fl oz cold water
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • small pinch saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 12 apricots, halved
  • 150g/5¼oz tub Greek yoghurt
  • 50g/1¾oz pistachios, crushed

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