Snack To The Future – Apricot Ricotta Appetizers

A neighbor called this morning and needed an appetizer for an event she was attending tonight. She explained it was a spur of the moment thing and would I have time to whip something up for her? Well, on my calendar today I had a booty barre class at the gym, groceries to pick up, and needed to make a quick trip to the library. I could squeeze a few minutes of time in my schedule to make a quick appetizer. So I did!

These appetizers were put together in a matter of minutes. Luckily I had made fresh ricotta cheese and fig jam the day before – so I had a few ingredients pre-made. 

Five ingredients – dried apricots, ricotta cheese, fig jam, Marcona almonds and balsamic vinegar. As I was making these, the apricots reminded me of little flying saucers. 

Spread a generous amount of ricotta cheese on the apricots, then some fig jam on top of that.

Don’t you think they look like something from the future? Okay, so maybe I was a little light-headed as a result of my booty-barre workout which might have distorted my thinking. 

A drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top completes the appetizer (not pictured). 

Here is the oh so easy recipe.

Apricot Ricotta Appetizers
Serves 6
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  1. 6 oz package of dried apricots (about 24 pieces)
  2. 1/3 cup ricotta cheese (fresh or store brand)
  3. 1/4 cup preserves (I used fig, could substitute apricot or peach or your favorite)
  4. 24 Marcona almonds
  5. Balsamic vinegar
  1. Lay out apricots on a board or prep surface and tamp down with fingers to flatten.
  2. Dollop ricotta cheese on top of apricot.
  3. Put a small dab of preserves on top of ricotta.
  4. Place an almond on top of ricotta/preserve mixture.
  5. Drizzle a good balsamic vinegar on top.
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These appetizers are on the healthy side of fruits and nuts. And by the way, they received rave reviews from the consumers.

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