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Apricots in wine with baked custard and almonds (Postre de damascos al vino con miel y almendras)

When I saw these photos and  was making this post I could not believe that the summer (here)went so fast.

 We are already in Autumn and near the winter. We had nice apricots but everything was so quickly .
But I always thought of doing this post at the time when the north are already in the season of apricots.
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
I will wait to my next summer to enjoy apricots.


source : Daily telegraph.co.uk



400 ml milk 
350 ml double cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 egg yolks
70 grams sugar

Poached apricots

500 ml moscato or white wine
2 tablespoons honey
6 or 8 ripe apricots, halved and stoned


60 grams almonds sliced lengthways in half
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp salt


Preheat the oven 160° (325 F)
To make the custard pour the milk and cream into a pan and add the vanilla.
Simmer gently for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Beat together the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl.
Very slowly pour the warmed milk and cream into the eggs, whisking constantly. Return the mix to the pan and place over a low heat,stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes, until thickened.

Pour this mix into a 1 litre overproof dish that is at least 5 cm deep. Fold an old tea towell in half and place one of the bottom of a large roasting tin that will easily fit your overproof dish. Sit the custard dish on top of the tea towell  and pour the water from a boiling kettle around the sides  of the dish to make a bain marie- you want the water to come halfway up the sides. 
Very carefully take to the ovan and bake  for 40 minutes or until set into the middle- you want a little custard to cling to it.
Remove the dish from  the bain marie and let cool.

Combine the wine and honet in a saucepan and place over a lowheat until honey dissolves. Add the apricots and make sure they are fully submerged. Simmer for about 4 mintes until they are just tender.

Transfer the apricots to a dish,then return the liquid to a medium heat and boil until reduced by half.

To make the almonds melt the butter in a small frying pan over a medium heat. When it just begin to bubble,add the almonds and sti, moving them constantly for 5 minutes until they begin to turn golden. Take oof the heat and toss with the sugar and salt. Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Serve the apricots with a spoonful of custard and a sprinkling of almonds.

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