Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Wrapped Apricots

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

Ingredients
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.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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4 Responses to Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Wrapped Apricots

  1. Jess says:

    YUMMY! These look really good. Unfortunately, I am heading to the Gilparicks for xmas, the land where fruit goes to die, so I don’t think the apricots would be a big hit there. I might have to make these for myself sometime!

  2. I love anything with goat cheese. And prosciutto + apricots sounds like such a good sweet and salty combo!

  3. Joanne says:

    These are exactly the types of appetizers that I would not be able to control myself around! A little sweet, a little salty, a lot of delicious!

  4. Sues says:

    Oh gosh; some of my favorite things all together!! These sound absolutely awesome and I’d probably eat a million of them :)

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