Apricot and Ginger Gratin

This quick and easy desert has a comforting, baked vegan cheesecake-flavour. For an even easier version of a delicious gratin, use 400 g/14 oz canned apricots in juice. Use juice from the can to beat into the cream cheese.

This recipe is from the author: JOANNA FARROW I changed the recipe from dairy to vegan.


500g/1/4 lb apricots, halved and stoned (pitted)

75g/3 oz/scant ½ cup sugar (superfine) sugar

200g/7 oz/scant 1 cup cream cheese

75g/3 oz ginger nut biscuits (gingersnaps),crush to crumbs


1.Put the apricots in a pan with sugar. Pour in 75ml/5 tbsp water and heat until barely simmering. Cover and cook very gently for 8-10 minutes, until they are tender but still holding their shape.

2.Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Drain the apricots, reserving the syrup, and place in a large dish or divide among four individual ovenproof dishes. Set aside 90ml/6 tbsp of syrup and spoon the remainder over the fruit.

3. Beat the cream cheese until softened, then gradually beat in the reserved syrup until smooth. Spoon the cheese mixture over the apricots. Sprinkle the biscuit crumbs over the cream cheese and juice mixture. Bake for 10 minuets, until the crumb topping is beginning to darken and the filling has warmed through. Serve immediately.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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