Wednesday 7 January 2009

Another Resolution

Whilst browsing blogs earlier I noticed Charlie had a very sensible New Year Resolution - to try a new recipe every week, the result of which will be 52 new recipes by the end of the year! That is my kind of thinking! Today I made this Apricot and Pistachio Crumble, courtesy of Nigel Slater and Sainsburys Magazine. I can honestly say this is just about the best crumble topping I've ever made and so simple ... so let me share it with you. He claims to have tried it with dried, fresh and tinned apricots but tinned give the best results.

3 x 420g tins of apricots in syrup (I used apricots in juice with good results), drained with 4 tblspn of the syrup reserved.
Butter for greasing dish
100g shelled pistachio nuts (unsalted!)
125g cold butter
250g plain flour
150g demerara sugar
a 1.2 litre baking dish

Preheat the oven to 190 deg C.
Grind the pistachios in a food processor until they resemble fine gravel.
Make the crust by rubbing the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs, either in the food processor or by hand.
Stir in the sugar and the pistachios
Grease the baking dish and pile in the fruit mixed with the reserved syrup. Spoon the topping over the surface and bake for 30 - 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Watch that the crust doesn't burn and cover with foil if necessary.

Serve with Green and Blacks Vanilla Ice Cream (I added that bit!)

The family approved of this New Resolution but it won't help with the losing of a few pounds!


  1. Sounds lovely Gina. A new recipe every week is a big ask though.

  2. Sounds delish. Though I don't think I'd sneak the pistachios under the offsping's nut radar. I'd have to eat it all - darn, shame.

  3. That self same resolution is the only one I kept last year ...this year I'm joining with Kristina in trying to cook one recipe from every recipe book I own. Gulp.

  4. mmmm my mouth is watering, I will have to try this one.


  5. Wow, I'm off to buy some tins of apricots... sound yum!! Thank you

  6. I've read two blogs this morning and both have recipes for tinned apricots - spooky or what!!!

    I love pistachios, so will have to try this :-)


  7. OH wow - doesn't that look good? x

  8. Crumble love, arghhhh (slurp).

  9. That looks so yummy! I will try to cook more new dishes this year too!

  10. That's look yummy! I tried a new recipe yesterday too and even took a photo so I may even join in the recipe a week fun!!


  11. Oh wow, that sounds and looks delicious - crumble is one of my favourite puddings and adding apricot and pistachio to it makes it truly gorgeous!

  12. Yummy! And I think Charlie's idea is fab!

  13. Yum! I may now go to bed hungry! xx

  14. oh that looks scrummy - i always have good intentions on the cooking front but they don't always come about!


  15. That looks very tempting Gina - I think I am going to join in with the new recipe thing - I don't know if I'll manage one every week but I'll try!

  16. Your recipes always sound delicious. This must have tasted divine. Beautiful combination of ingredients..


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