Sweet Semolina with Cardamom Poached Apricots

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Total Time:
20 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • ½ vanilla bean, split together
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 6 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 apricots, halved and pitted
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ¾ cup semolina
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. pistachio nuts, chopped

How to Make Sweet Semolina with Cardamom Poached Apricots

  • Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add the seeds and bean to a saucepan with the honey, cardamom pods and measured water.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the honey dissolves.
  • Add the apricots and simmer for 2-5 minutes, until just tender. Remove the apricots with a slotted spoon.
  • Boil the remaining syrup over high heat for 6-8 minutes, until reduced by about half, then strain.
  • Meanwhile, bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan, then slowly pour in the semolina and sugar, stirring continuously.
  • Simmer and stir for 6-8 minutes, until thickened and cooked. Add the nutmeg.
  • Spoon the semolina into 4 small bowls and add the apricots.
  • Pour the syrup over the dessert and serve sprinkled with the pistachios.