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Apricots Stuffed with Mascarpone and Pistachios

Posted by Peggy on August 7, 2009

Apricots Stuffed with Mascarpone and Pistachios
Recipe: Apricots Stuffed with Mascarpone and Pistachios

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche or heavy cream
  • Zest and juice from 1/2 orange
  • Honey or agave as needed
  • 10 ripe apricots, washed and cut in half
  • 2 ounces pistachios, shelled and halved*
  • Small mint sprigs for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. With a fork, cream together the mascarpone, creme fraiche or cream, orange juice and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  2. Place a large dollop of the mascarpone mixture in the hollow of each apricot. Lightly sprinkle the mascarpone with pistachio halves and garnish with orange zest and mint sprigs, if desired. Drizzle serving platter with honey, if desired.
  3. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 3 hours.

*Trader Joe's sells 8 ounces shelled pistachio halves for $3.99 a bag.

Time: 35 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 20 stuffed apricot halves

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