Spiced Honeyed Apricots

Spiced Honeyed Apricots Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 strips orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 6 fresh apricots, pitted and halved
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Simmer first 6 ingredients (through star anise) in a medium saucepan until reduced by half (15-20 minutes). Stir in the apricots, and simmer 3 minutes; cool to room temperature (about 1 hour). Remove star anise and cinnamon stick. Add lemon juice to taste.

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  • Serve over plain Greek yogurt or vanilla frozen yogurt. Any leftover syrup is delicious stirred into iced tea. Apricots pack a hearty dose of vitamins A and C, as well as a boost of filling fiber. Serve over plain Greek yogurt or vanilla frozen yogurt.


  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup plus syrup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 119
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 31g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 9mg