Apricot Pudding

                                                    Apricot Pudding


  • 1           lb dried Apricots
  • 4           cups Water
  • 1           cup sugar
  • 4           cups half and half or homo milk
  • 2           tbsp custard powder
  • 2           cups whipping cream
  • 1/4        cup sliced almonds and pistachio


  1. Cut the apricots into quarters.   Soak the apricots in cold water over night.  
  2. In the morning, boil the apricots with  half the sugar till they are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated (about 15 min.).
  3. Drain and save the remaining liquid.
  4. Heat 4 cups of milk and sugar in a microwave for 5 minutes.  Mix the custard powder with 1/4 cup of  cold milk or water and add this to the  hot milk.  Stir it well.  Microwave for 5 minute, Stir it again and microwave it again for 5 min.  The custard should be thick.  Add the liquid from the apricots and mix well.
  5. In a Pyrex dish spread the apricots, then the custard and cool it completely.
  6. Whip the cream till it is thick and spread it on the custard. 
  7. Sprinkle with almonds and pistachios.

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