Mascarpone-Stuffed Apricots

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 61
  • Calories from fat: 37%
  • Fat: 2.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 49mg
  • Calcium: 26mg

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

  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.
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