Light Summer Dessert Recipe: Honey Roasted Apricots
Apricots are often enjoyed dried as a pick-me-up snack. However, why stop there? Apricots are delicious when fresh and even better when those fresh early summer fruits are roasted for an easy and delicious, and incredibly healthy summer dessert recipe. This honey-roasted apricot recipe makes for a great addition to your healthy summer diet.
The core of this apricot fruit recipe couldn’t get any easier. It just takes two ingredients, a few minutes in the oven and the optional addition of a quick vegan fig coconut cream mousse to top it off. You can add on any other toppings that suit your fancy, like chopped nuts, dried fruit and freshly chopped herbs, like mint or basil.
If you would like this summer dessert recipe to be entirely vegan, swap the honey with maple syrup, agave or brown rice syrup.
Honey-Roasted Apricot Fruit Recipe
For the apricots:
- 9 fresh apricots, halved and pits removed
- 1/4 cup honey
For the fig coconut cream mousse:
- 1 BPA-free can of coconut milk, chilled overnight in the fridge
- 4-5 dried figs, soaked in water for at least 20 minutes
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place apricot fruit halves on a baking sheet and drizzle with honey. Roast for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.
While the apricots are cooking, prepare the coconut mousse. In a food processor, add the coconut cream, making sure to only scoop out the thickened part (save the excess liquid at the bottom of the can for a smoothie or juice recipe). Add in the figs, molasses, vanilla and sea salt. Blend until smooth and serve immediately over a serving of warm roasted apricots.
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