Whip the cream until soft peaks are formed, then fold in the pie filling. In a clean bowl whip the egg
white until stiff but not dry and fold into the cream and apricot mixture. Pour into a container, cover
and freeze until firm.
About 20 minutes before serving, transfer the ice cream to the refrigerator.
Raspberry and apricot jam for spreading icing sugar to dust
Beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Gradually add the flour and ground almonds. Lightly knead the mixture until it comes together in a ball. Wrap and chill for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas 5. Roll the dough out to the thickness of a £1 coin on a lightly floured surface and stamp out biscuits using a 6–7cm cutter. Reshape leftover dough into a ball, re-roll and cut out more biscuits. Stamp out a smaller circle from the middles of half the biscuits.
Put the biscuits on lined baking sheets and bake for 12–15 minutes or until golden. You may need to do these in batches. Rest for a minute then transfer to a cooling rack. When completely cold, spread the whole biscuits with either jam. Dust the ring-shaped biscuits with icing sugar. Put a sugar-dusted ring on top of a jam-covered biscuit and press lightly together.
Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter and sugars together until the mixture is light and creamy, then beat in the egg and add the vanilla extract and the milk. Mix the flour into the mixture to make a stiff dough, then add 100g of the chocolate and apricots and work them in.
Line a baking sheet with baking paper, scoop out the cookie dough in tablespoons and roll each into a ball. Sit these about 8cm apart as they will spread out as they cook. Press a fork onto each ball to flatten it out slightly. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are golden but not brown, rest them for a couple of minutes before lifting them off the tray onto a rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle it back and forth over the cookies.