Qubani ka meetha
10-12 nos. Dried Apricots (soaked for 6-8 hours)
1/3rd cup: Sugar
250 gm: Marscapone Cheese
½ nos. Vanilla Pod
2 tbsp: Powdered Sugar
½ cup: Pomegranate seeds
3-4: Almonds (blanched)
1. Combine soaked apricots with sugar to taste. Cover for the first 5 minutes, then uncover and keep stirring to thicken the syrup. Check and add more sugar if needed.
2. Slit open the apricots along one side, remove the stone and crack open and extract the kernel. Return the kernel into the opened fruit.
3. Slit the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds out of the bean, add it to the mascarpone and whip together with 1 tsp sugar.
4. Using a pretty stemmed glass, arrange a few apricots as the bottom layer, then spoon in a mix of mascarpone, apricots and pomegranate seeds.
5. Serve chilled.