INGREDIENTS 8 ripe, but firm, apricots 2 cups tap water 1/3 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 tablespoon rose water (if you're not a fan of rose water you can leave it out) optional: vanilla ice cream DIRECTIONS - Slice apricots in half and discard the pits. Set aside. - Bring water and honey to a boil in a medium saucepan (large enough to hold the apricots). Whisk occasionally to integrate the honey as it melts. When the liquid comes to a boil, add cardamom and rosewater. - Whisk again to blend all ingredients, then add apricots to the poaching liquid. Simmer the fruit for 3-6 minutes, keeping in mind that a riper apricot will need less poaching time. - Use a slotted spoon to remove apricots from the pan. Set aside and simmer the poaching liquid until it reduces by half into a lovely syrup. - Serve apricots with vanilla ice cream with a drizzling of syrup. Easy and delish!