Baked Stuffed Apricots

Stuffed apricots are a classic Turkish dessert. These are stuffed with crushed walnuts and brown sugar, but you can just as easily use crushed pistachios and/or clotted cream.

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Serves: 6 | Time: 35-45 minutes 


  • 1 cup Kurme dried apricots
  • ⅓ cup water – if needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts into small pieces
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water for baking
  • 1 tsp. rose water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. If they are very hard, soak the dried apricots in warm water for 10 minutes. then drain. If they are already soft enough to split open, skip this step.
  3. Combine the crushed walnuts and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Split open the apricots with a small knife, making sure one end is still intact.
  5. Stuff each apricot with a teaspoonful of crushed walnut and brown sugar mixture and press it closed.
  6. Grease a baking tray with olive oil or butter and place the stuffed dried apricots on it.
  7. Place a tiny dab of butter on the top of the each stuffed apricot.
  8. Combine the water and rosewater, spoon mixture generously over the apricots. 
  9. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of brown sugar over the apricots and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Arrange them in a serving dish and serve.

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