Apricots with St. André and Mint Recipe

Apricots with St. André and Mint Recipe
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Apricots with Mint

Stephen Danelian

Apricots with Mint

One of my family’s favorite appetizers, this bite-sized snack is easy to make. In the summer, I’ll use fresh apricots. I also will use blue cheese, instead of a triple-cream like St. André, for a less decadent appetizer with a greater punch of flavor.


  • 1 cup triple-cream cheese, such as St. André
  • 30 dried apricot halves
  • 30 whole or julienned fresh mint leaves


Scoop a teaspoon of cheese into each apricot and top with a mint leaf or a few shreds. You can make these up to 8 hours ahead and refrigerate; just add the mint leaf right before serving. Make sure the apricots are at room temperature before serving so that the cheese has maximum flavor.

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Apricot Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Apricot Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.