You can do this with cherries, peaches, plums, but we do it with apricots because fresh apricots are one of my favourite fruits. Good apricots are difficult to get nowadays so cooking them improves their sweetness.
- 500 gr fresh apricots
- 100 gr sugar
- 40 gr plain flour
- 250 ml milk
- 3 eggs
- 40 gr butter
- powdered sugar
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
Grease an oven dish (ceramic or pyrex) with a bit of butter. Cut the apricots in half (taking the stone off) and arrange them on top of the dish. Cover them with half of the sugar. Separately mix the rest of the sugar, flour, milk and eggs and pour this mixture on top of the apricots. Cut the butter into little squares and dot them on top of the mixture. Bake for 40 minutes. sprinkle with the powdered sugar just as you take it off the oven (you can also grill it at this point for 3-4 minutes if you like a golden finish). Eat promptly.
Children can do this all by themselves except for getting the dish into and out of the oven.