Marillenröster is an apricot stew that is served as dessert. It can be served with topfenknoedel, kaiserschmarren, or on its own with cream. This recipe makes two 500 gram (18 oz) glasses:
1 kilogram (36 oz) apricots, quartered and pitted
300 grams (11 oz) granulated sugar
1/2 vanilla pod (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
juice from half a lemon
Simmer all the ingredients in a pot until the fruit has broken down. If you used a vanilla bean, remove it when the stew is finished simmering. Serve warm.