Roasted Apricots with Dulce de Leche
This recipe calls for apricots, but peaches, plums, and nectarines roast beautifully, too. The traditional version of dulce de leche, a Latin American sweet, is full of fat, but this slimmed-down version is almost custard-like and is a great low-fat alternative to heavy cream.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 fresh apricots, halved and pitted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Dulce de Leche (http://www.wholeliving.com/130991/dulce-de-leche)
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or fresh orange juice
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, toss the apricots, vanilla, and Grand Marnier. Add the sugar mixture and toss.
- In a 9 X 11-inch roasting pan, place the apricots skin side down. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice, until the apricots are fork-tender. Meanwhile, make the Dulce de Leche.
- Arrange 3 apricot halves, along with the pan juices, on each of 4 dessert plates. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of Dulce de Leche over each. The apricots can be served warm or at room temperature.
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