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by Caitlin Saniga

Polichinki with grilled apricot filling, Greek yogurt and spicy candied walnuts

I vividly remember many Sunday afternoons of my childhood spent sitting at Baboo’s kitchen table with three plates spread out in front of me: one for a never-ending supply of super-thin fried pancakes, one to use as a filling and rolling station and another one to pile up the finished palacinka. Baboo kept two or three pans going on the stove at one time, and she didn’t stop until she’d made enough pancakes for our whole family (six at the time), which was about 30 palacinka. My goal was to keep the supply plate empty, so with as much efficiency as I could muster, I’d select jelly or yogurt or cottage cheese, and then fill and roll the palacinka, creating an ever-larger mound. My favorite filling was strawberry jelly, but we experimented with lots of flavors: grape, mint, raspberry, even apple butter. But Baboo’s favorite was apricot. With that in mind, I created this recipe. I doubt she’d ever make something like this in her kitchen, but I bet she’d have liked it.

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by Caitlin Saniga

I had originally envisioned this dish as a finger food. But the apricots get a little runny under the broiler, so it's best to use a fork. Try to get a little of each element in each bite so you can get the full flavor.

I had originally envisioned this dish as a finger food. But the apricots get a little runny under the broiler, so it's best to use a fork. Try to get a little of each element in each bite so you can get the full flavor.

  •  2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 4 ripe apricots
  • 8 raspberries
  • 8 sprigs of mint

Turn the broiler on low, and position an oven rack about 8 inches from the broiler.

In a small dish, mix together the honey, vanilla, brown sugar and ginger. Set aside

Cut the apricots in half, removing the pits. Spoon about a teaspoon of the honey mixture into each apricot, spreading it over the whole cross section and letting it pool in the center.

Broil the apricots for 6-7 minutes, or until the fruit softens and the honey bubbles. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes.

Add a raspberry and a sprig of mint to the top of each apricot and serve warm.

Makes 8.

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