Broiled to perfection- these tart and sweet 4 ingredient Fresh Apricot Canapes with Goat Cheese and Pistachios are an easy and impressive appetizer you can whip up in under 20 minutes! Made with fresh apricots, wildflower honey, creamy goat cheese and salty pistachios- these tasty treats won't last long at your next get-together!JUMP TO RECIPES
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An easy, elegant apricot appetizer
If you love fresh apricots and easy appetizers, you're going to be a big fan of these Fresh Apricot Canapes with Goat Cheese and Pistachios. In under 20 minutes, with the help of your oven's broiler! These tangy, tart, creamy and crunchy bites make a great dinner party appetizer or wine sipping snack!
In search of even more delicious appetizer ideas?
Why not try my Italian Egg Rolls with Prosciutto, Philly Cheesesteak Jalapeno Poppers, Salami Cheesesteak Wontons with Tangy Special Sauce, Jalapeño Poppers with Prosciutto, Corn and Goat Cheeseor General Tso’s Ramen Egg Rolls!
Broiling the fresh apricots
The key to these simple apricot canapes is the charred flavor and juicy texture the fresh apricots take on while cooking. To broil the apricots, split them in half, and remove the pits. Set your oven's broiler to high, with the top rack positioned right under the broiler. Make sure to use a broiler-safe pan, coated in a bit of nonstick cooking spray for easy cleanup.
Brush the apricots liberally with honey, and pop them under the broiler. Broil the apricots for 10-15 minutes, checking on the frequently to prevent burning. If one side seems to be taking on more char, rotate the pan to get them evenly broiled.
Stuffing the broiled apricots
After broiling your apricots, allow them to cool for about 10 minutes, until you can easily handle them. To stuff, portion out ½ teaspoon of goat cheese for each apricot half. Roll into a ball with your hands, and place in the center of the apricot. Continue until all apricots are stuffed with cheese.
Handle with care
The broiled apricots are delicate after they come out of the oven. To ensure they stay intact and pretty, handle with care. I find using a spatula to carefully move them around helps. You can also use your hands, just be gentle!
Topping the canapes
When you have all of your apricots stuffed with the goat cheese balls, all that's left to do is finish them with honey and pistachios. Make sure to finely chop your shelled pistachios. You'll want some bigger chunks, as well as some finer crumbles. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over all of the stuffed apricots, then drizzle each generously with honey.
What to pair with the apricot canapes
These tiny treats are a great appetizer of finger food to serve at parties or brunch. They're fancy enough for a dinner party, yet easy enough for a weekend snack. I love the have these alongside some additional small plates, sich as a nice dip or hummus, or a bruschetta. These canapes pair well with white wine, gin cocktails, and vodka sodas!
Fresh Apricot Canapes with Goat Cheese and Pistachios
- 1 lb fresh apricots, split and pits removed
- ¼ cup wildflower honey
- ¼ cup chopped pistachios
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 1. Spray a broiler-safe sheet pan with nonstick spray. 2. Heat your oven’s broiler to high, with top rack in upper position. 3. Split the fresh apricots in half, and remove the pits. Layer cut side up on prepared sheet pan. 4. Brush each apricot with honey to coat. 5. Broil on high 10-15 minutes, checking frequently and turning pan as needed to make sure all apricots get nice color and caramelization. 6. Once broiled and charred, allow to cool enough to handle, about 10-15 minutes. 7. To stuff, portion out ½ teaspoon of goat cheese for each apricot half. Roll into a ball with your hands, and place in the center of the apricot. Continue until all apricots are stuffed with cheese. 8. Top with chopped pistachios 9. Drizzle with remaining honey 10. Serve and enjoy!
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