Dried Apricot-Pistachio Ice Cream

Dried Apricot-Pistachio Ice Cream

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes (active), 1 hour (inactive), 8 hours (chill time)

Cook Time: 20 minutes (churn time)

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

5 ounces dried apricots, quartered
¾ cup white wine, dry or sweet
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups half-and-half
A few drops of lemon juice
½ cup shelled pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan, warm the apricot pieces in the wine. Simmer for 5 minutes, cover, remove from the heat, and let stand for 1 hour.

2. Puree the apricot and wine mixture with the sugar, half-and-half, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth.

3. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. During the last few minutes of churning, add the chopped pistachio nuts.

(Recipe adapted from The Perfect Scoop)