Faith Gorsky

Apricot Benedict with Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce

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My inspiration for this beautiful brunch dish was classic Eggs Benedict: an English muffin topped with ham, poached egg, and Hollandaise sauce. This egg-free version makes fun use of apricot instead of poached egg, and a deliciously creamy peanut sauce instead of Hollandaise. Be sure to taste an apricot from the bunch you’re using to make sure they’re sweet; otherwise, to make the dish a bit sweeter, you could spread a layer of Peanut Butter & Co. Awesome Apricot Preserves onto each English muffin half before topping with roasted apricot. And if apricots aren’t in season, you can use canned, drained apricot halves instead (no need to roast them!).

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: serves 2

Apricot Benedict with Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients

Ingredients

Apricots Pitted and Halved

1½ teaspoons canola oil
2 medium-large ripe apricots, halved and pitted
2 English muffins, split
Butter
4 tablespoons Smooth Operator peanut butter
cup milk (I used 1%)
1 pinch sea salt
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Procedure

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F; drizzle the oil on the inside of a small baking pan. Gently toss the apricots in the oil to coat. Bake (cut side down) until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes (do not flip them over while baking).

Gently toss the apricots in the oil to coat. Bake (cut side down) until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes (do not flip them over while baking).

2. Toast the English muffin halves and spread a little butter on each.

Toast the English muffin halves and spread a little butter on each.

3. Use a fork to whisk together the peanut butter, milk, and sea salt. The sauce should be thick and creamy, but pourable. Add additional peanut butter or milk if necessary.

Use a fork to whisk together the peanut butter, milk, and sea salt. The sauce should be thick and creamy, but pourable. Add additional peanut butter or milk if necessary.

4. To assemble, place each apricot half (cut side down) onto a toasted English muffin half.

5. Arrange on a platter and drizzle on some peanut sauce. Scatter a few mint leaves on top if desired.

Arrange on a platter and drizzle on some peanut sauce. Scatter a few mint leaves on top if desired.

6. Serve immediately, with the rest of the peanut sauce to pass around the table.

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10 Responses to Apricot Benedict with Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce

  1. Lori says:

    use it as a sauce for a fruit pizza

  2. Dandi D says:

    I would drizzle it on ice cream or on top of a spinach strawberry salad.

  3. Jessica says:

    On French toast!

  4. Kristine says:

    I would pour it over pancakes, waffles, fruit, or brownies. I love this recipe!

  5. Frank says:

    On a baked apple and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and raisins

  6. Jennifer says:

    Waffles or any dessert. This is a great idea, I can’t wait to try it!

  7. Kelli says:

    I’d pour it over oatmeal.

  8. megan says:

    I would top my ice cream with this sauce or dip carrots and celery sticks in it

  9. Jessica says:

    Fruit pizza or on vanilla ice cream

  10. nik says:

    I’d dip chocolate bars in it. 🙂

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Apricot Benedict with Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce