Poached Apricots with Sweet Tea Syrup

Poached Apricots with Sweet Tea Syrup

Today’s yummy Cool Caribbean inspired recipe of Poached Apricots with Sweet Tea Syrup is brought to us by the creative fridaaholt.

With the end of the summer approaching I thought it was important to make this incredibly low-maintenance dessert, that not only looks impressive, but also tastes amazing!

The Mango and Pineapple Oolong tea syrup is a great compliment to the poached apricots and really adds that summer sweetness that one craves. This recipe is Vegan friendly and is a much healthier treat than many desserts out there. I hope you enjoy my creation 🙂


Serves 4
  • Full-fat Coconut Milk
  • Toasted Coconut

Poached Apricots with Sweet Tea Syrup


  1. Pour 1 cup boiled water into a large, wide-bottomed pan (that can fit all the halved apricots in a single layer). Once the water has cooled down to around 80 degrees, add in the 3 tea-bags and seep for 5 minutes. Discard the teabags.
  2. Add in the coconut syrup and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, once boiling gently place in all the apricot, with the cut-side facing down. Cooking times depends on the ripeness of the fruit, but it should take about 5 minutes. Once the apricots are soft, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon – don’t leave them in for too long or they will turn mushy.
  3. Leave the poaching liquid on the stove and reduce to a thick syrup.

To serve:

4. Add a few tablespoons of rich coconut milk to 4 bowls, place 3 apricot halves on top, drizzle with the tea syrup and more coconut milk. Garnish with crunchy, toasted coconut flakes and a sprig of mint.

5. Enjoy!

Poached Apricots with Sweet Tea Syrup

Poached Apricots with Sweet Tea Syrup article written by and all photos are copyright of fridaaholt