Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Apricot Dessert

(Kayisi Tatlisi)

Apricot Dessert - Click to enlarge
250 gr dried apricots
2 cups water

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Kaymak (thick Turkish cream)
100 gr blanched almond
1/4 cup pistachio nuts, crushed

Soak the apricots in water overnight. Next day boil the syrup, drain the apricots and add into the syrup. Boil for 15 minutes and then let cool.

To serve, spread half a teaspoon of cream and place an almond in each apricot. Garnish with pistachio nuts.



At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont really understand . Do u mean you boil the apricots then take them out then boil the syrup then add them again>> Please let me know i am really keen on making this dessert but am not really sure. thanks

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

No don't boil the appricots, soak them in cold water overnight.
Following day, drain and boil them in the syrup for 15 minutes:)

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just visited Turkey for the first time, and it is delightful to find your recipes for the wonderful things I tasted there as well as some new things. Thank you so much for doing this!

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just returned home from visiting Turkey. I loved it there especially the food. I was so glad I came upon your website. Thankyou!

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We visited Turkey in October. I made several of your recipes for a party I had a few weeks ago. Everyone wanted this recipe!

At 6:27 PM, Blogger Armagan said...


I live in the US and am having hard time finding very thick cream. Is the imported British stuff my only option? Do you know if I can find some domestic brand of clotted cream, easily available in the stores here.

Cok tesekkur ederim

At 10:32 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Armagan,
Sorry, I don't live in the US. Therefore, I will not be able to help. I would suggest you ask someone in a supermarket.

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Laura said...

Can I use kaymak instead of very thick cream? Or is it the same thing?

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Laura,
You can use very thick cream like English Devon cream instead of kaymak:)

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in US as well and I use mascarpone cheese instead of cream. give it try - its a hit with my friends and family. Of course thanks to Binnur for the wonderful recipe!


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