Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apricots with Basil Goat Cheese & Almonds

Thanks to everyone who entered the BluHour Giveaway yesterday!  You can enter to win all week long so head on over!  :)

Today, I am showcasing one of my very favorite fall treats::dried apricots!  These are not any normal apricots...they're home grown by our parent's neighbor and so so good!  Super dense and soft...and moist.  Store bought apricots simply cannot compete!


Kick it up a notch and add some goat cheese combined with basil, a marcona almond, and a drizzle of honey and voila!  This is one appetizer you will not soon forget!

Recipe from: My Recipes
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese such as Laura Chenel, at room temperature
  • About 2 tsp. milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 40 dried apricots, preferably Blenheim*
  • 40 almonds, preferably Marcona or Marchini*
  • 2 teaspoons honey
1. Mix together cheese, 2 tsp. milk, and basil with a wooden spoon until spreadable. Thin with more milk if necessary.
2. Spread a heaping 1/4 tsp. cheese on each apricot and top each with an almond. Drizzle with honey.


 Simple and easy...my kind of app!  What's your favorite fall appetizer?

Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

Linked to: Tasty Tuesday

33 comments:

  1. I am not a fan of Apricots but this does look pretty tasty!

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  2. Natasha!!! You've outdone yourself :) these look soo soo good! yum. I'm starving at my desk. haha I need you to come cook for me during the week :) or just provide me with daily recipes..that would be lovely!

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  3. Ohhh girl this sounds amazing. Love simple little appetizers like this! Great recipe!

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  4. Where do you come up with these yummy recipes. So delicious. Anything homegrown is so much better tasting. Have a good day.

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  5. Oh I've never seen something like this before. I'm sure the sweet apricots and the salty cheese are a great combo!

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  6. Those look heavenly! Love apricots!! This time of year we make our hot vidalia onion dip...super easy and so yummy.

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  7. mmm..what a yummy bite!! I love apricots!

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  8. Mmmmm.....those look so fresh and good!! I love the combination....am dying to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. these look amazing! i'll have to try this sometime : )

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  10. How do you not have a cook book deal by now? Ahmazing!

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  11. yum yum!! i love dried apricots and anything goat cheese!

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  12. Yum! This would be perfect for a dinner party. I like the combo of salty from the goat cheese and sweet from the apricots.

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  13. ok, this looks amazing!! I just pinned to pinterest so I can come back for this recipe. it's perfect for entertaining! thanks for sharing!
    xx

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  14. Yum! I never cook with apricots but now you having me wanting too! Too bad we don't live in the same city I would be stopping by all the time for your leftovers!

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  15. yumyumyumyumYUM! these little morsels sound heavenly!!! one of my favorites is bacon wrapped, blue cheese stuffed dates {with a little balsamic glaze on top...perfection!} xoxoxo brynn

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  16. All tasty ingredients that I never would have thought to combine. I have to try these!

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  17. Oh my goodness, this looks fabulous. I am definitely writing this one down! I tend to make a lot of 7 layer taco dip for football parties in the fall - ha ha - definitely not as gourmet as this, but oh so good!

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  18. Natasha these look so scrumptious. I can just taste the melding of the flavors.

    Xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

    I hope you will come and join my Giveaway from Interieurs! It is from the Jose Esteves Collection!

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  19. These sound so so good. I am a huge fan of fruit and cheese so this one is right up our alley! Thanks for the idea! :)

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  20. Oh my gosh I love Apricots... and top it with goat cheese? PERFECTION! This is one I may actually feel brave enough to try :)

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  21. Holy crap, this is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!

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  22. yum!!!! This looks absolutely delicious Natasha! I wish I could grab some of these right now!

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  23. Hi, they look so yum! what a great idea for appetiser- nice to see something different :)

    Claudia xo

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  24. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing and I can't wait to try them!

    BTW-just found your blog and think its love! Consider me your newest follower!

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  25. These look so delicious! I love to entertain and what a wonderful treat these will be to serve. Thanks for your recipe! You do need to write a cookbook! You've got fantastic recipes!

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