This Roasted Apricots with Honey Cheese Spread is the perfect appetizer to bring sweet and tart flavors together in one bite.
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Do you have an abundance of stone fruit at home like I do? Try roasting them to bring out extra flavors. You get a delicious chunky jam like consistency.
Perfect for topping on cheese and toast. Easy and great way to create a quick summer appetizer. If you haven’t tried roasting stone fruit, I promise you will love it. Simply delicious.
In a special collaboration with Face Rock Creamery I created this delicious ROASTED APRICOTS WITH HONEY CHEESE SPREAD appetizer. The roasted apricots pair well with the sweet Apricot Honey Fromage Blanc.
WHAT IS FROMAGE BLANC CHEESE?
Fromage Blanc is a spreadable fresh cheese that has a lot in common with cream cheese and ricotta. Made with milk instead of cream, this cheese is creamy, rich and has a slightly tart base flavor.
Pairs well with the roasted apricots, a dip for fruits or spread on a bagel or toast for breakfast.
Face Rock Creamery makes four versions of Fromage Blanc – creamy Classic, sweet Apricot Honey and Cranberry Honey, and savory Garlic Olive.
HOW TO ROAST STONE FRUIT IN THE OVEN?
- Cut fruit in half or quarters
- Add 1/2 cup of sugar at the bottom of pan
- Toss in a few sprigs of fresh herbs
- Place fruit cut side down and toss in sugar
- Bake for 10-15 minutes
- Let cool and serve
When roasting apricots in the oven, this turns them soft and jammy while keeping their shape intact. You end up with bright orange discs of sweet, tangy fruit. I like adding fresh herbs to the dish when baking the stone fruit to add a depth of flavor.
Make the roasted apricots ahead of time and store in a jar in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature along with the cheese before serving for easy spreadability. Perfect easy summer entertaining appetizer or dessert.
I can’t wait for you to try this easy summertime recipe. Let me know what you think in comments below when you gave it a try.
Learn more about Face Rock Creamery:
Face Rock Creamery is a young, Award-Winning cheddar creamery in Bandon, Oregon on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Founded in May 2013, Face Rock Creamery has been gaining national acclaim and followers with its wonderful handmade cheeses.
Specializing in Cheddar, Face Rock Creamery believes in a classic approach to cheese making where things are done the old fashioned way, and nothing artificial or unnecessary is added. Cheddar cheese has been made for centuries, and Face Rock Creamery honors this tradition and heritage with each curd it produces.
To learn more about their cheese making process, read more here.
TRY THESE OTHER FRUIT FORWARD RECIPES:
- RED WINE POACHED PEARS WITH VANILLA
- CRUNCHY KALE SALAD
- CHERRY, ALMOND & CARDAMOM GALETTE
- BRIE WITH FIG JAM, ALMONDS & BERRIES
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Thank you for supporting the brands that I enjoy working with. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Face Rock Creamery. The opinions and text are all mine.
The perfect summer appetizer to bring sweet, creamy and tart flavors together in one bite.
- 6 large fresh apricots cut in half or quarters
- ½ cup sugar or honey
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 8 oz Apricot Honey Fromage Blanc
- sliced baguette or crackers
Heat oven to 425 F.
Cut apricots into halves and quarters, I mixed the size for various textures.
In a deeper baking dish, I used a cast iron pan for mine. Add 1/2 cup of sugar or honey, toss the cut apricots and let sit while oven heats up. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Bring Apricot Honey Fromage Blanc to room temperature, at least 30 minutes prior to serving. Spread in a plate. Top with Roasted Apricots. Serve on top of sliced baguette or crackers. Enjoy!
If apricots are smaller, it will take 10 minutes. If they are larger and less ripe, they will bake for 12-15 minutes.
Happy Cooking friends, xoxo LENA5