Adapted from oprah.com
Tbsp. Vin Santo or other white dessert wine
vanilla bean , split and scraped
strip (2 inches) lemon peel
ripe apricots , halved
Crème fraîche or ice cream , for serving
In a large skillet, combine sugar and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Stir in Vin Santo, vanilla bean, and lemon peel. Arrange apricots in skillet, cut side down; cook 6 to 8 minutes. Carefully flip apricots over, add blackberries, and reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until fruit has softened, about 8 minutes more. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Serve immediately with crème fraîche or ice cream on the side, drizzling some of the cooking liquid over each plate.