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Mascarpone-Stuffed Apricots

Yield 10 servings (serving size: 2 apricot halves)
Can't find mascarpone? Substitute crème fraîche for similar rich flavor and creamy texture.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (3 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 10 small apricots, halved and pitted
  • Chopped fresh mint (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 61
  • caloriesfromfat 37 %
  • fat 2.5 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 8.4 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 49 mg
  • calcium 26 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine cheeses, honey, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, and nutmeg, stirring well. Stir in walnuts. Chill 1 hour.

  2. Sprinkle cut sides of apricots evenly with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

  3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture into each apricot half; chill 1 hour. Garnish with chopped mint, if desired.