Apricot Prosciutto Appetizer Recipe
My Apricot Prosciutto Appetizers are full of fresh flavor and can be made in a matter of minutes. The appeal of these scrumptious morsels depends on fantastic fruit; so, select apricots that are sweet and juicy for this one. Can’t find the ideal apricots? Then choose my personal favorite, nectarines, or even peaches instead. The key is a fruit that is putting off sweet tangy juice.
The fruit is cut into wedges and stuffed with a dab of the blue cheese mixture, topped with a walnut, and then wrapped in a strip of prosciutto. The segments are finished with a drizzle of honey and a dusting of fresh mint to freshen up the platter.
These delightful appetizers are wonderful with a crisp white chardonnay, and a French rose, and because of the blue cheese, this Apricot Prosciutto Appetizer can even stand up to a heavy cab. Whatever wine you choose, I suggest a solid chill before uncorking it.
4-6 ripe apricots, quartered and pitted
4 ounces prosciutto
2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 ounces blue cheese
½ cup walnut halves
2 tablespoons honey
4-8 Mint leaves
Toast the walnuts in a small chef pan set over low-medium heat until they are fragrant. In a small bowl mix cream cheese and blue cheese well. Assemble the Apricots by placing a small amount of cheese on each apricot slice, top with a walnut half, and wrap in pieces of prosciutto. Place the wedges on a serving platter, drizzle with honey, and tear mint leaves over the platter.
This delicious appetizer was made and served in a recent cooking class! I have one class opening for the upcoming A Evening of French Cooking, scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at 6:00. I hope you can join me, It is going to be a fun night filled with fabulous flavor, friends, and good times!
Join me for An Evening of French Cooking, August 18th, 6:00-9:00 an immersive culinary and cultural experience, and enjoy an evening of fun, French food, and wine. We’ll master each dish side-by-side and wind our way through this sumptuous menu so jam-packed with fresh food and flavor your taste buds will sing. 5- courses to savor and each one will be a delight. You will learn the formula for crafting a well-balanced menu that keeps the taste buds engaged all night. French wine and a cheese course will be served! As if this is not enough, each guest will prepare a Chocolate Almandine Tart for Two to be taken home and shared, won’t your loved ones be astounded at your command of the kitchen!
We’ll begin with a darling Amuse Bouche of Shrimp Caprese in Garden Fresh Pistou and move to our first course, Leek and Mushroom Galette, simply Magnifique. Our main course will be my favorite French Dish Chicken Basquaise served with Golden Lux Potatoes. Next up is a delightful cheese course, with fresh bread and the evening will close with Apricot Soufflé with Crème Anglaise, don’t forget that take-home Chocolate Almandine Tart for Two, oh-la-la! Class size will be limited
See you soon! XO Lorie