This Instructable will show you how to make your own apricot and goat cheese based appetizers in a few easy steps. Plus, they're customizable to your own unique tastes!
Let's get started...
Step 1: Ingredients
1.) Dried Apricots
2.) Goat Cheese
Here, you can see that I've used a Goat Cheese spread from Trader Joe's*; it's sort of like a tangy cream cheese, which is quite delightful.
To actually combine the indredients, you will need:
1.) Fingers, preferably clean.
2.) A butter knife (optional).
Additional ingredients are optional, and they include other dried fruits, various nuts, crackers, or anything else that you might want to mix in with these sweet and tangy flavours.**
*Actually, everything that I've used, sans the butter knife, is from Trader Joe's.
** I take no responsibility for whatever concoctions you come up with (unless, of course, they are awesome). Create at your own risk.
Step 2: Apricot + Cheese
This is the base of your appetizer or, if you find that you like the taste right now, you're done.
If you're feeling adventurous, or particularly foody-ish, carry on...
Step 3: Find Your Taste
Here there be monsters...And they be delicious.
Take your assorted extras (here we've got some nuts and fruit), and play with flavour combinations.
In the main photo, we've got one of each of the following:
1.) Dried Cranberry
2.) Dried Blueberry
3.) Dried Cherry
5.) Pumpkin Seed
In the other photo, we've got different combinations of the same ingredients (rollover for details).
Step 4: Flavour Theory
How can this be? How can they be so delicious and so modular at the SAME TIME?! Well...
Fruit and cheese go notoriously well together. And so do many of the permutations of salty and sweet. And couple these principles with your own amazing Kitchen Mojo, and you've got a quick, easy, economical, and even healthy way to make your guests' mouths water.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Eating!