Mascarpone-Stuffed Apricots

recipe
Can't find mascarpone? Substitute crème fraîche for similar rich flavor and creamy texture.

Yield:

10 servings (serving size: 2 apricot halves)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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

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)

Preparation

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

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

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

Richard Ruben,

Cooking Light

June 2003
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