This year I volunteered to bring an appetizer to my family Christmas. Since my Aunt Laure (who commented yesterday – Hi Auntie!) is quite the maven in the kitchen, I wanted to bring something that didn’t need to be heated up. No doubt the oven will be working over time already. I also wanted something easily transportable as we will be doing quite a bit of traveling.
So, I sent out a desperate plea to my Twitter homies asking for suggestions. I got a few great responses, including one for bacon-wrapped apricots stuffed with almonds. That sounded delicious, but I knew I wanted something that didn’t require warming, so I came up with a little twist on that idea.
The saltiness of the prosciutto beautifully balances the sweetness of the dried apricots. The creamy goat cheese adds a little tang and some richness. Hey girl hey, these are yummy. To be honest, I didn’t want un-sulphured dried apricots because they’re not as pretty and orange as the regular ones. But alas, that is all Whole Foods had. Darn you Whole Foods and your commitment to all-natural products! Oh well, they’re still delicious and super easy. Give them a try if you’re scrambling around looking for some last minute appetizers.
Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Wrapped Apricots
About 1 pound of dried apricots
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
1/4 – 1/3 pound creamy goat cheese
1.) Cut the prosciutto into strips about 5-6 inches long and a little less wide than your apricots.
2.) Place an apricot on a strip. Put a piece of goat cheese (about 1/2 tsp.) onto the apricot.
3.) Wrap the prosciutto around the fruit and cheese. Done! Keep going until you run out of one of the ingredients.