Dried Apricots With Blue Cheese

"These look pretty on a hors d'oeuvres platter, and they taste wonderful."
photo by Chef Regina V. Smith photo by Chef Regina V. Smith
photo by Chef Regina V. Smith
Ready In:
64 pieces




  • Stir nuts in a small frying pan over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes.
  • Pour from pan and cool.
  • In a small bowl or food processor, beat or process cheeses and pepper.
  • Spread equal amounts of cheese mixture on each apricot half.
  • Press a nut onto cheese.
  • Press cheese-side down into minced parsley.
  • Serve cheese-side up on a platter.

Questions & Replies

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  1. ceasl8
    when i "upload" a recipe, where do I find it?


  1. Chef Regina V. Smith
    I was looking for an easy recipe to take to a Christmas party and let me tell you this was a big hit. The room was literally buzzing about these tasty little delights. Easy, pretty, fast. The only comment I have to add was that I had a lot of cheese spread left over. My 1 lb package of apricots had 56 apricots in it. (OK ...I ate a few). After preparing the 56 pieces I ended up with quite a bit of the cheese mixture left over. Next time, I think I would make 2/3 of the amount of the cheese mixture required. This recipe was appreciated by the gluten free people at the party. A well deserved 5 stars. Thanks Mary.
  2. duonyte
    I have made this several times and it has been a hit each time. They are easy to make and can be made ahead of time, so no last minute rush. I did not bother toasting the nuts after the first time, and they tasted fine.
  3. Heather 2
    These are gorgeous and so tasty! They were a big hit at my cocktail party!


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