Apricot, Goat Cheese, Almond Bites

by Kelli H. on December 4, 2014

Since trying to eat a diet that focuses less on processed foods, I’ve been having a tough time finding appetizers that fit the bill. I mean, even my absolute favorite splurge; cheese is served with crackers. I’ve been trying to forgo the crackers and eating the cheese plain or with a slice of salami. It’s tasty and it works, but it’s definitely different than what I’m used to.

I knew I needed to find an appetizer for Thanksgiving that wouldn’t involve crackers or any other foods that would make me feel bad about snacking before our turkey day feast. I was so happy when I found this impressive appetizer on Pinterest. For starters, it looks stunning! It’s also so easy to prepare, taking just a couple of minutes, and the ingredients are all wholesome ingredients that don’t make me feel bad about eating four or five of them.

I don’t buy salted almonds, so I used regular unsalted but after preparing them I sprinkled on a tiny little pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt. I love regulating my own intake of salt rather than relying on packaged foods to dictate how much salt I eat. I recommend you trying it too.

These little babies definitely look pretty on the appetizer table if you decide to bring them to a holiday party this season. I still have ingredients left to make another batch. I think I’ll bring them to my friends house on Saturday to enjoy with our wine — can’t wait! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Apricot, Goat Cheese, Almond Bites
Recipe from Reluctant Entertainer
Makes 2 dozen

24 dried apricots
4 oz goat cheese, room temperature
24 almonds
honey, to drizzle
fresh thyme, to sprinkle
salt, to sprinkle

Space out apricots on a tray, smear about a teaspoon of goat cheese onto each apricot, place an almond in the middle. Sprinkle with salt, drizzle of honey, and thyme. Serve.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Made in Sonoma December 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Yum!! This sounds so tasty 🙂


Made in Sonoma December 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

These are adorable and look delicious! It’s always nice when something is super easy to make too.


Made in Sonoma December 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm

What a fun idea! They look delicious. Goat cheese, it gets me every time.


Made in Sonoma December 10, 2014 at 3:47 am

Healthful appetizers are definitely tough to come by, but you hit the nail on the head with these! Plus, it’s like you read my pantry – I have dried apricots I’ve been dying to use in an appetizer and always have nuts on hand. And I’m totes in love with goat cheese, so these are perfecto!!


Made in Sonoma December 10, 2014 at 4:57 am

Glad you approve! I hope you try them out!


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