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!
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), softened
cup slivered almonds, toasted, chopped*
cup chopped dried cherries or sweetened dried cranberries
tablespoons amaretto liqueur
soft whole dried apricots
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.
With fingers, open apricots along one side so they resemble partially open clamshells. Pipe about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture into each apricot.
Finely chop remaining almonds. Dip cheese edge of apricots into almonds. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving to chill.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Apricot
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.