There were some beautiful, small apricots at our local grocery store, just perfect for one of my favorite middle eastern inspired desserts. Quick and easy, these are also wonderful as hors d’oeuvres during the summer. With only four ingredients and no cooking needed, this is a great recipe for children in the kitchen.
Simply take 1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese (Italian cream cheese) and mix in some mild honey to taste. I used about 1 tablespoon. Place into a pastry bag or zip lock baggie and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Pull the apricots apart and remove the pits. Place them on a plate. Pipe or spoon a bit of the mascarpone mixture into the center and then place a roasted pistaschio in the center. Enjoy!
PS from Kimberly: YUM! I am going to make these apricot dandies with some ricotta and almonds that I happen to have leftover from recipe testing. Mmmmmmm.