Halve and pit the apricots. In a heavy, medium saucepan, boil the water and sugar until thickened into syrup, about 5 minutes. Add apricots to the hot syrup and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the orange juice, Let cool before serving.
"Simplicity itself, this recipe has lived a long and glamorous life. Created by Dumas, author-cum-chef, the low-fat compote brims with flavor and nutrition, particularly vitamines A and E."