Apricots in Brandy
Try using a small round cookie cutter to cut your apricots for an attractive presentation.
Yields about 5 cups
Cooking time: 4–5 hours
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Pot size: 3–5 quarts
1. Halve the apricots with kitchen shears. Combine the apricots, water, and sugar in the slow cooker.
2. Cover and heat on a low setting for 3 to 4 hours. Stir once after the first hour to distribute the sugar.
3. An hour before serving, add the brandy.
Cutting Dried Fruit
Dip a clean pair of kitchen shears in hot water when cutting dried apricots, peaches, or other fruits. Chilling the fruit also helps, keeping them stiffer; the difference in temperature helps the blade cut more smoothly.