Red Wine–Macerated Apricots

Makes: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 110
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours


1 lemon
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
2 Tbsp. sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 lb. dried apricot halves


1. Peel the lemon, making long strips of peel and removing as much of the white pith as possible. Add the peel to a large saucepan. Cut the peeled lemon in half and squeeze the juice over a fine mesh strainer into the pan. Add the water, wine, cinnamon stick, cloves, and sugar. Bring to boiling. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add the apricots. Simmer for 5 minutes.

2. Pour the wine-apricot mixture into a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. Discard the cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.


Source: Recipe by Robyn Webb