Low in carbs and fat--yet full of flavor--this blue cheese recipe is ideal to serve at your next cocktail party or potluck. Dried apricots replace crostini to offer natural sweetness while candied walnuts lend satisfying crunch to this easy cheese appetizer.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add walnuts and sugar; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until walnuts are lightly toasted. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary; cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Transfer nuts to a foil-lined baking sheet; cool.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Gorgonzola cheese and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

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  • Spoon about 3/4 teaspoon of the cheese mixture on top of each dried apricot. Sprinkle with nuts. If desired, garnish with additional fresh rosemary.

Nutrition Facts

33 calories; 2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0.4 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. 52 mg potassium; 3 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 1 g protein; 194 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews (6)

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5.0 stars
I love this recipe. It's fancy and fairly easy to pull together.
Rating: 4 stars
I loved this recipe but instead of dried apricots I used halved, grilled apricots and peaches, although I quartered the peaches for serving.
Rating: 2 stars
2 stars, easy to make. At my last party they were the least popular of 3 appetizers, even losing out to plain old broiled bacon-wrapped dates.
Rating: Unrated
Really flavorful and easy to prepare!
Rating: Unrated
Really tasty, it disappeared immediately
Rating: Unrated
These are the easiest hors d'oeuvres to make and everyone swoons over them. I've made the praline with whatever nuts I have on hand and it always works, and have used Maytag blue as well as the supermarket blue cheeses and they both work, too. I make these when I haven't time to run to the store but they look as though I worked for hours on them, they are so pretty to look at and delicious to eat.