Apricot compote with Scotch whisky and ice cream

Apricot compote with Scotch whisky and ice cream

To me, no other fruits evoke summer as much as apricots do. Perhaps it is because of my trips to Tuscany and Provence where I discovered how intense their flavor could be, which made the supermarket apricots I’d been buying all my life taste like aliens!

Now, I restrain myself and wait until I can buy them from our local orchard.

Once I have my fill of eating them on their own, I like to make a quick compote with them. Served with ice cream, it becomes an elegant dessert for a dinner party. But it’s also incredibly delicious with yogurt, with a slice of pound cake or even for breakfast on top of pancakes.

One more thing, you can make this compote with other summer fruits: cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums… It is incredibly versatile and delicious to boot.

并不要诱惑吝啬威士忌 - 这使得这个简单的糖果不少于罪恶!


Apricot compote with Scotch whisky and ice cream

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  1. 1 1/4磅(565克)成熟杏 - 凹陷和切成1/4“切片
  2. 1汤匙新鲜柠檬汁
  3. 1/4 cup organic sugar
  4. 1/3 cup blended Scotch whisky (or Cognac)
  1. 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  2. lemon balm or mint leaves as garnish

  1. Step 1:Place the apricot slices in a medium heavy bottomed pan. Add the lemon juice and sugar and heat over medium-high heat. Stir well and fast-simmer for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. The apricots will release their juices and the sauce will become foamy. Turn off the heat, add the whisky and stir well. Transfer to a bowl to cool to room temperature.
  2. Step 2:Scoop the ice cream into dessert bowls. Top with the apricot compote. Garnish with a lemon balm or mint leaf. Serve immediately.
  3. Cook’s note: The compote can be made up to 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Apricot compote with Scotch whisky and ice cream



  1. Hi

    Can you freeze the compote?


    • Viviane Bauquet Farre


  2. would this work well as a filling for crumble?

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  4. 今天早上我刚和我的一位朋友谈过杏树。明天结束了,所以我会这样做!我拥有一切,包括苏格兰威士忌!喜欢你父亲的一天的想法!

  5. This looks like the perfect treatment for our moisture-challenged high desert apricots … Will go to the farmers market in the morning to pick up a bag. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. This sounds wonderful! You cannot go wrong with booze, ice cream and fruit! What a wonderful use for fresh apricots!

  7. I was wondering what to do with the apricots that I bought. I always buy too many of those. They bring back memories of home.


  8. Fabulous video, darling! This is a lovely, elegant dish for those delicious apricots


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  10. This looks amazing! I love apricots–and what an easy way to dress up a dessert! Can’t wait to give it a try.

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  12. That photo is beautiful! It almost looks like a painting! Whiskey + apricots = boozy deliciousness.

  13. 嗯,这是一种美味的杏子和那张照片太好了!

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