When you want an appetizer that’s sure to delight a crowd, be sure to make these cheddar-cranberry stuffed apricots. These little fruity mouthfuls are the perfect combination of sweet and savory and will dress up any party, although they’re a wonderful treat as a mid-day snack too! After making these, whether for a special event or a fun weekday treat, share the recipe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter with your family and friends.
4 ounces Cabot Mild Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar or Seriously Sharp Cheddar, finely grated (about 1 cup)
½ cup sweetened dried cranberries, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Major Grey Chutney
24 dried apricots
¼ cup roasted, salted pistachios, finely chopped
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Prep: 25 mins | Total: 25 mins
USE a fork to make 24 stuffed apricots by mixing the finely grated cup of Cabot Mild Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar or Seriously Sharp Cheddar with the cranberries and chutney in a small bowl. Mix until it holds together.
PULL open each apricot with your fingers, and fill with a small spoonful of the cheese mixture. Press some chopped pistachios on top. (Note: The apricots can be stuffed up to 1 day ahead. If making ahead, add the pistachios just before serving.)
*Want another crowd-pleasing appetizer made with fruit, cheddar and pistachios? Then you have to make these Cheddar, Pistachio & Cranberry “Pops”. As a co-operative of over 1,000 farm families, Cabot takes a lot of pride in making our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these cheddar-cranberry stuffed apricots, so please rate and review it once you’ve tried it.