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Apricots + Ricotta + Pistachios = Awesome

August 11, 2014

So pretty and so delicious; it’s apricot season and this simple, healthy recipe is all about this stone fruit of the moment.

Apricots are a little tart and tangy and coating the cut halves with a touch of sugar balances the flavor and encourages them to caramelize when you broil them. The riper the fruit the quicker it will caramelize.

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Topped with creamy, fresh ricotta and toasted, chopped pistachios, this dish makes a great breakfast or snack or a simple yet sophisticated dessert.

1 tablespoon sugar

4 apricots, halved and pitted

8 teaspoons fresh ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons chopped pistachios

1. Preheat broiler. Place sugar in a small saucer. Dip cut side of apricots in sugar to coat and transfer to a small broilerproof baking dish. Broil, rotating once, until apricots are caramelized and juicy, 3 to 4 minutes.

2. Remove apricots from oven. Let cool slightly and top with ricotta and pistachios. Serve immediately.

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