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Amaretto Cheese-Filled Apricots

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Amaretto Cheese-Filled Apricots
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 30
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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!

Ingredients

4
oz cream cheese (half of 8-oz package), softened
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted, chopped*
1/4
cup chopped dried cherries or sweetened dried cranberries
2
tablespoons amaretto liqueur
30
soft whole dried apricots

Directions

  • 1 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.
  • 2 With fingers, open apricots along one side so they resemble partially open clamshells. Pipe about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture into each apricot.
  • 3 Finely chop remaining almonds. Dip cheese edge of apricots into almonds. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving to chill.
Tips  

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 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Apricot
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
1%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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