This amazing Summer fruit bender we’ve been on lately has been wonderful. Stone fruits abounding, fresh berries and ice cold watermelon. We just can’t get enough of these tangy nectarines and the peaches have been so large and juicy. One fruit I hadn’t heard of before are these fantastic tasting pluots. They are a hybrid between a plum and an apricot. If you haven’t tried them, ask your grocer, or keep an eye open at the local Farmers Market. The lady selling them to me at our local market said they may also go by their other name Apriums, but Pluots seem to be the main name that has stuck.
I just had to find time in my crazy Halloween schedule to get this recipe posted. Our witch themed party inspired me to transform a chocolate dipped caramel apple into a cauldron complete with flames and bubbling brew made out of modeling chocolate. I made my own caramel apples and pushed the stick into the apple at an angle so that it would look like a large spoon stirring the cauldron. I am very pleased with how the final cauldron turned out even though I know I could have made them even more elaborate by sculpting some ingredients for in the pot, like eye of newt, and wing of bat, but my time is limited right now. My list of things to do before our party doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter (don’t know how that is possible, but it sure seems to be the case), so I have to get back to work. Enjoy the recipe.