Simple yet Elegant Babylonian Apricot Jewels

"Created for RSC #6. Okay, I have a confession to make here. This recipe is not entirely my own original creation. I was discussing the contest over the phone with Sushiman, and being a fairly decent cook himself (okay, an amazing cook), he started coming up with a recipe on his own. With a little tweaking by yours truly, I think we have come up with something wonderful together.... This can be cute little finger food to serve at a party, or part of a dessert plate. As an appetizer, leave out the powdered sugar. If serving as a dessert, bring it on!"
 
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Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
16
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix the cashews, raisins, white wine, lemon zest and cream cheese and powdered sugar until it forms a paste.
  • You can do this in the food processor to really mix everything together.
  • Take one apricot, and spread some of the cheese on it, nice and thick.
  • Cover with a second apricot.
  • Do this to make a total of 16 "sandwiches".
  • Sprinkle or roll in powdered sugar.

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  1. Mme M
    This is a fabulous recipe. If you don't want to stuff apricots, use this as a cake filling, it is very, very good. I used Monbazillac sweet white wine...next time I may use a creamy liquer, or Cointreau. Also, for part of the recipe, I used dried strawberries, and this was really, really good!
     
  2. Trisha W
    My family found this to be a very interesting dish! The filling smelled wonderful while I was blending it. It made much more filling than I used last night. My package of apricots only made 12 sandwiches. So I bought some more apricots today so we can finish it off. I used Mediterrean apricots yesterday (because of the name), but today used CA grown - mmm... even better. The filling was also chilled today - and I think that was better also.
     
  3. Susie D
    What can you say about these tiny treasures? I’ll start with yum!!! I started with a half batch to sample the recipe, but made these again at DH request. He suggested they be dipped in melted white chocolate so I did that the second time. I personally liked them better rolled in the powdered sugar. I used a pastry bag with a large round tip to make filling them easier and I used a peach flavored white wine in the filling. Perfect for guests if you can make them last that long. :-)
     
  4. Rita1652
    I had a hard time rating this. The filling is delicious. However putting it between 2 apricot is a bit much. After filling a couple I decide to butterfly the apricot and fill. A much nicer presentation Then some I rolled in flaked coconut. I did make only half the recipe. Used peach chardonnay. I did use the optional sugar in the mixture. The filling would be great as a dip for fresh cut apples, top French toast, a spread on toast or a filling in cakes and cookies.
     
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