Amaretto Cheese-Filled Apricots

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

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

30

apricots

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.
Makes 30 apricots
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
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:

1 Serving (1 Apricot)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 10mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.