8 medium-size or 12 small apricots
2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds, raw or toasted
2 to 3 teaspoons raw brown sugar like turbinado sugar or Sugar in the Raw), to taste
2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus additional for the ramekins
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter four 6-ounce or 1-cup ramekins. Pit and quarter the apricots, and arrange in the ramekins, using two apricots per ramekin (three if the apricots are small). If you have to make smaller slices to fill empty spaces in the ramekins, that?s fine.
Mix together the chopped almonds, brown sugar, breadcrumbs, butter and nutmeg. Dot the apricots with the topping, using about a tablespoon for each ramekin.
Place the ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake 15 to 20 minutes until the apricots are bubbling and the topping is lightly browned. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.