The apricots shine in this unusual but delicious way to finish any meal.
- 10–12 apricots, diced -
- 1⁄2 cup sugar -
- juice of 1 lemon -
- 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped, or 1 tbsp good quality vanilla sugar -
- 4–5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced -
- large pinch of freshly ground black pepper -
Place the apricots in a bowl with the sugar and lemon juice. Let sit for 20–30 minutes.
Add the seeds from the vanilla bean or vanilla sug- ar. Add basil leaves and black pepper, and mix. Spoon over vanilla ice cream.