Poached apricots with rosewater

This low-fat, simple dessert combines tender fruit and fragrant syrup

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
    Plus cooling
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 161
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 41g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.01g


  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 400g ripe apricots, halved and stoned
  • few drops rosewater
  • Greek yogurt, to serve
  • handful pistachios, roughly chopped, to serve


If you want to use a slow cooker...
Leave this to simmer in a slow cooker. Simply tip in the apricots, sprinkle over the sugar and splash over 100ml of water. Cover and cook on Low for 2 hours until the apricots are soft. Take off the heat, splash in the rosewater and cool. Serve spooned in glasses as above.


  1. Put the sugar into a medium pan with 150ml water. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves, then add the apricots and simmer for 15 mins until soft. Take off the heat, splash in the rosewater and leave to cool. Spoon into glasses to serve, topped with a few dollops of the yogurt and a scattering of nuts.

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