Grilled Apricots with Smoky Blue Cheese and Almonds

Serves 8 appetizers
Total Time: 15-20 minutes

• 8 firm ripe apricots
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
• Pinch cayenne
• 8 slices baguette, 1/2 inch thick
• Extra olive oil for brushing the bread
• 1/4 cup roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
• 2-3 ounces smoky blue cheese

Cut the apricots in half lengthwise, remove the pits and place them in a bowl. Combine the olive oil honey, lemon juice, thyme leaves and cayenne and gently toss with the apricots.

Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat and grill the apricots about 2 minutes per side or until golden and sizzling. Make a little crostini by brushing the bread slices with olive oil and cooking them on the grill until lightly toasted. (For softer bread, toast just one side; for crispier bread, toast both.)

Arrange 2 apricot halves on each of the crostini, scatter with the smoky blue cheese and chopped almonds and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme. Fabulous!

Nutritional Information

163 calories, 7 g. fat, 5 mg. cholesterol, 209 mg. sodium, 20 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. fiber, 5 g. protein

Recipe sourced from Co+op Welcome to the Table