April 18, 2011 at 7:59 am
· Filed under Appetizers-Hors d’Oeuvre, Cheese-Yogurt-Dairy, Recipes
Colorful and delicious. Photo courtesy Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery.
It couldn’t be easier to make this bite-size apricot morsel, which can be enjoyed with cocktails or with after-dinner coffee. All you need is dried apricots and a log of fresh goat cheese, with optional chopped nuts and whole nuts for garnish.
You’ll need two dried apricots for each “sandwich.”
For easier slicing, chill the log in the freezer for 15 minutes. If you are using chopped nuts, roll the log in the nuts before placing in freezer.
As the log chills, place half of the apricots on a work surface, “inside” face up.
Slice log into half-inch portions. Place one slice on each apricot. Top with a second apricot. The goat cheese slice may be wider than the apricot. Trim the sides with a sharp knife.
Adhere a walnut, almond or pistachio to the top of each canapé with a dab of honey.
Serve on an elegant plate or tray.
This recipe is courtesy Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, one of our favorite cheesemakers.
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