This summery recipe uses fresh apricots, stuffs them with cream cheese and tops them off with pistachios for a quick yet tasty gourmet vegetarian appetizer or hors'd oeuvres. You can make this vegetarian recipe vegan by using a vegan cream cheese. If you like fresh apricots, then you'll appreciate this gourmet cream cheese stuffed apricots recipe.
Apricot Cream Cheese Appetizer recipe courtesy of the California Fresh Apricot Council.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 12 fresh apricots, halved
- 12 cup pistachios, finely chopped
Sprinkle tops with pistachios. Serve as an appetizer, snack, or dessert.
Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 81 calories, 2 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 27 mg sodium, 6 g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 1 g dietary fiber, 670 IU vitamin A, 116 mg potassium.
For a vegan version, you can use Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese vegan cream cheese.