Saturday, June 11, 2011

Walnut-Apricot Cheese Ball with Green Apples

At my friend Mary's party she had a log of delicious cheese with dried apricots. She served it with slices of green apples. I decided to make a cheese log with apricots at home and came up with this recipe. I ended up with a "cheese ball" rather than the log shape. So, when I placed the apple slices around it, it sort of looked like a green daisy right out of a Dr. Seuss book. It has been a favorite appetizer for many. It goes well with wine. Enjoy!


This makes 2 cheese balls, thus 2 flowers
2 small or 1 1/2 medium green apples
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup dried apricots (about 5), cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon honey

Soften cream cheese in microwave for 20 seconds.
Add walnuts, apricots and honey. Mix well with a spoon.
Divide into two equal pieces. Using a spoon, place half in the middle of a flat plate, rounding into a ball.
Cut apple into this slices. Place apple slices around the cheese ball.
You can decorate the top with walnut halves or apricot halves.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Afiyet Olsun! Bon Appetit!

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