Apricots with Basil-Cream Cheese and Almonds are savory cream cheese dolloped on top of sweet dried apricots topped with a crunchy almond and finished with a drizzle of honey. These are the perfect appetizer for any party. they also make a delicious light dessert.
And, they’re great to finish off Tapas night. Well, maybe it falls in the cheese course category, but with the honey and the apricot it’s on the sweet side, so I’d eat them at the end of the meal. That doesn’t mean you can’t nosh on the at any time or at any party.
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Since these are so easy, they’d make a great appetizer for any party like a baby shower, bridal shower, open house, anything!
And, they’re no-cook! Which is awesome for summer months when it’s just too darned hot to cook anything!
I like the Crock Pot Herbed Almonds to top this appetizer, but you could use any almonds. The crock pot almonds add a nice herbal flavor and a little salt (which I think helps to balance the flavors).
Use soft cream cheese from a tub, not the whipped kind, but the kind you spread on bagels to make it easier to mix up.
And next up, I’ll give you a whole collection of recipes you can use to make a huge Tapas night spread.
Or, you can just pick and choose from the list.
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Apricots with Basil-Cream Cheese and Almonds
- 2 ounces soft cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
- 20 dried apricots
- 20 almonds
- 1 teaspoon mild tasting honey
- Mix cream cheese, milk, and basil together with a fork until well combined and spreadable.
- Spread ½ teaspoon cheese mixture on each apricot and top each with an almond. Drizzle with honey.
For Printing: Find the Crock Pot Herbed Almonds recipe here: https://lifecurrentsblog.com/crock-pot-herbed-almonds Adapted from Sunset Magazine
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.