- In a small bowl place snipped dried apricots. Pour boiling water over apricots to cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain well.
- In a small mixing bowl combine softened butter, sugar, drained apricots, and ginger. Beat until light and fluffy. Cover and chill until mixture begins to firm up, stirring once or twice. Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If made ahead, let stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Makes 3/4 cup butter.
From the Test Kitchen
To Present This Gift...
Place the butter in the cup. Wrap a ribbon around the cup, and tie into a bow by the cup handle. Trim the ribbon ends. Place the cup on the tray.
Also try this...
Tuck a fresh herb sprig into the ribbon bow.
To present this gift you will need:
Clear glass snack tray with cup, ribbon, and scissors.