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Apricot and Date Fool    Veg  CD  DP  English  30 minutes

Serves 4       Cold  Vegetarian  Dried Fruit   Dessert   Eggless England British Europe

12 Large Dates, stoned
100g/4oz Dried Apricots (ready to eat type)
180ml/6fl.oz. Water
250g/9oz Mascarpone Cheese
3 tbsp Maple Syrup
50g/2oz Toasted Oats
Grated Chocolate to serve


1. Place the dates, apricots, and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

2. Transfer the date mixture to a food processor and process to a purée. Set aside to cool.

3. Place the mascarpone, maple syrup and toasted oats in a mixing bowl bowl and mix well.

4. Place layers of the purée and mascarpone mixture in individual serving glasses, then sprinkle each glass with grated chocolate. Serve immediately.

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