Apricot Mess

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Serves 4


  • 6-8 apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups cream, whipped until soft peaks form
  • 6 meringues, crushed
  • 1/3 cup flaked almonds, lightly toasted




Quarter apricots and remove stones. Place in a saucepan and add 1/3 cup water and sprinkle with sugar. Gently poach until apricots are tender. Set aside to cool.
Just prior to serving spoon a little of the apricots and their juice into the base of 4 parfait glasses. Strain the remainding apricots and fold them through the cream along with the crushed meringue.
Spoon into parfait glasses and serve topped with flaked almonds.

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