August 13, 2012
10–12 apricots, diced
1⁄2 cup sugar
juice of 1 lemon
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped, or 1 tbsp good quality vanilla sugar
4–5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
large pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Place the apricots in a bowl with the sugar and lemon juice. Let sit for 20–30 minutes.
Add the seeds from the vanilla bean or vanilla sug- ar. Add basil leaves and black pepper, and mix. Spoon over vanilla ice cream.