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Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots w Blueberries

Recipe adapted from La Belle Cuisine (I am having troubles finding the recipe, but this one is one of her fabulous recipes, as best I can recall it.)

Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots with Blueberries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apricot #cheese #recipe

My friend Michele from La Belle Cuisine introduced me to this idea when she brought over this amazing recipe to one of my facebook parties. Every week she comes by to share recipes and every week I love them and make a note that I MUST make this one, and somehow it slips by without getting made.

On this particular occasion, I read the recipe and thought “that would be totally amazing” … and this time I was determined NOT to let it slip by. I went out and bought goat cheese and apricots and walnuts and blueberries right away. And then they sat in my fridge as several days in my life passed by … and the apricots that I had bought over-ripened and I had to ask myself  “are you really going to make this? … and if so, you seriously need some new apricots” … and so I bought more apricots. And finally, at  yoga class tonight, I realized, it is time, time for goat cheese in apricots with walnuts and blueberries.  I thought about it all the way home …

… and once I finished making them, I could not believe how wonderful this tasted … I told my daughter she HAD to taste this honey lemon goat cheese … she tasted it and wanted more … so I had to show her how to make it because there was none left. And then I mentioned it’s better with berries. So she is sitting here next to me now, playing her teenage music, stumbling about on tumblr and sharing lots of strange posts with me, and all the time she is spreading this goat cheese mixture on crackers, topping it with mulberries, making happy faces with mulberries on her goat cheese crackers and happily munching. There are trays of her colored pencils everywhere and her sketches and other special art supplies.  I love nights like this.

Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots with Blueberries

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 delicious apricot halves

Serving Size: 1 - 6 apricot halves

Honey Walnut Goat Cheese Apricots with Blueberries

Ingredients

    For the honey walnut goat cheese filling:
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted coarsely chopped walnuts
  • And the rest:
  • Greens, to make a bed for the apricots
  • 3 - 4 apricots, sliced in half with the pits removes
  • A good handful of fresh blueberries
  • Fresh edible flowers, for garnish
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. First, toast the walnuts by setting them on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven (or toaster oven) for about 5 minutes or until they are brown and toasty.
  2. Mix together the goat cheese, honey, lemon juice and walnuts.
  3. Now, to make the plate: line it with greens, then add the apricots. Put a spoonful of the filling into each apricot half and top with fresh blueberries. Add fresh edible flowers for garnish, drizzle with lemon juice, and enjoy.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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This recipe was shared at Thursday Favorite ThingsThursday’s Treasures and From the Farm Bloghop.

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6 Responses

  1. Dear, dear Ann! I can’t even begin to tell you how THRILLED I am that you took this recipe (Summer Fruit Filled with Goat Cheese and Walnuts), made it your own and posted it! And the best thing of all is how the whole thing turned into such a marvelous evening for you and your daughter. That warms my heart tremendously! :) You can well imagine how this had me reaching for the Kleenex… Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
    “It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.”
    – M.F.K. Fisher, from The Art of Eating
    Thanks again, dear friend! xoxoxo

    July 3, 2013 at 12:29 am

    • Ann

      Oh I LOVE the quote Michele! That is exactly how I feel about food … and love … and hunger … I am so grateful for your beautiful recipe. Thank you dear :)

      July 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      • You’re most welcome!:) xoxo

        July 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

  2. Ann, these look so good. I just bought some goat cheese. Now I need to go back to the store for apricots. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. This will be a feature.

    July 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Christie! I know you are going to love this one :)

      July 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

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