Amaretto Cheese-Filled Apricots

Round out the cheese platter with dried apricots stuffed with a decadent mix of creamy cheese, crunchy almonds and tangy dried cherries. Just 5 ingredients total!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 30

4
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), softened
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted, chopped*
1/4
cup chopped dried cherries or sweetened dried cranberries
2
tablespoons amaretto liqueur
30
soft whole dried apricots

  • 1 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the almonds, the cherries and amaretto with spoon. Spoon into small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut 1/2 inch off 1 corner of bag.
  • 2 With fingers, open apricots along one side so they resemble partially open clamshells. Pipe about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture into each apricot.
  • 3 Finely chop remaining almonds. Dip cheese edge of apricots into almonds. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving to chill.

Expert Tips

To toast nuts, bake uncovered in a shallow, ungreased pan at 350°F for 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. They're done when they're light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Apricot
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.