THE MISSING FOLLOW-UP: How did you prescribe that, by pill, syrup, or injection?
Submerge the apple slices in the syrup and allow them to “rest” for a few hours or, even better, overnight.
Add the remaining half of apricots and then the syrup, and leave to one side to let the cake absorb the liquid.
late 14c., from Old French sirop (13c.), and perhaps from Italian siroppo, both from Arabic sharab "beverage, wine," literally "something drunk," from verb shariba "he drank" (cf. sherbet). Spanish jarabe, jarope, Old Provençal eissarop are from Arabic; Italian sciroppo is via Medieval Latin sirupus.
syrup syr·up (sĭr'əp, sûr'-)
A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.