Poached Apricots With Toasted Wheatgerm

PREPARATION- Takes 15 minutes

Poached apricots make a delicious and nutritious dessert for your toddler or child.

  • 250 grams/1/2 lb fresh or dried apricots
  • 1 tbsp muscovado brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp wheatgerm
  • 2 tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp manuka/runny honey

    Firstly, half and quarter the fruit, getting rid of the stones. Put the sugar, ginger and water into a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the fruit and simmer gently, making sure that the pan is covered. Do this for about ten minutes , stirring once, until tender .

    Allow the fruit to cool slightly and then place in a serving dish/bowl.

    Next, toast the wheatgerm (available from some supermarkets and health food stores)in a dry frying pan on a low heat for about 30 seconds, shaking the pan often. Allow to cool for a moment and then mix into the yoghurt along with the honey.

    Spoon over the fruit and serve or alternatively chill before serving.

    This recipe makes 2 servings.

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