1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the interior of a 10" bundt pan once lightly with the vegetable oil spray. 2. Puree the apricot halves to a smooth consistency in a food processor or blender. (Should yeild about 3 rounded Tbs.) in a bowl, stir together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt until well combined. 3. Transfer the apricot puree to a large mixing bowl. Turn the mixer to med.-high and graduall ad ¾ cup of the granulated sugar, producing a thick, pale mixture that resembles beaten egg yolk. Turn the mixer to low and add ¼ cup of water and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture, continuing to beat until incorporated. 4. Using clean beaters, beat the egg whates at medium-high speed until thick. Gradually add the remaining ¼ cup of sugar, beating until stiff peaks form and the meringue looks glossy. 5. Stir 1/3 of the meringue mixture into the batter to lighten it, then fold in the remainder. Pour batter into bundt pan. Place in the oven and bake until a tester comes out clean and the center of the cake springs back to the touch. (about 25 min.) Transfer to a rack and cool for 30 to 40 lemon juice and confectioner's sugar. Set aside for 5 min. Remove cake from the pan, place on rack over pan and spoon glaze over cake. If desired, garnish each serving with sliced apricots.
[0.4 gram of fat/serving]
from "Just Desserts: secret to fat-free-eating lies in substitution" Chicago Tribune Magazine, April 25, 1993.
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