Rating: 4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

Fresh goat cheese, deeply flavorful Blenheim apricots (tangier and sweeter than Turkish apricots) and stubby, rich Marcona almonds are worth using here, because in a recipe this simple, the flavors are really noticeable.

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Credit: Alex Farnum; Styling: Karen Shinto

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Makes 40 hors d'oeuvres


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together cheese, 2 tsp. milk, and basil with a wooden spoon until spreadable. Thin with more milk if necessary.

  • Spread a heaping 1/4 tsp. cheese on each apricot and top each with an almond. Drizzle with honey.

  • *Find dried Blenheims and Spanish Marcona almonds (or California-grown Marchini, which are similar) at well-stocked grocery stores, or order Blenheims from B&R Farms (brfarms.com) and Marchini from J. Marchini Farms (marchinialmond.com).

  • Make ahead: 1 day ahead. Bring to room temperature, and drizzle with honey before serving.

Nutrition Facts

36 calories; calories from fat 31%; protein 1g; fat 1.2g; saturated fat 0.5g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fiber 1g; sodium 11mg; cholesterol 1.3mg.