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July 29, 2015
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Apricot Blackberry Jewels

Apricot Blackberry Jewels

Jewels, Gems, Nuggets…

 

whatever you want to call them, these magnificent, deconstructed, crust-less hand tarts are quite frankly, the best dessert you could make all summer. At this point, I don’t have to tell you how ripe and fresh California apricots and blackberries are. That’s a given.

 Side profile of apricot blackberry jewels

Certainly, with one look at these fresh blackberries, nestled into a fluffy bed of sweet cream cheese, all atop a luscious apricot, your guests’ knees will be weak. Trust me.

Apricot blackberry jewels on tray

As delicious as this dessert is, it’s just as beautiful and even more rewarding to serve. What’s more is it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and serve!

I’m ready to start making these, how about you?

Sliced, pitted, and halved apricots on baking sheet

Firstly, half your apricots and remove the pit. 

Halved apricots filled with cream.

Next, you’re ready to spoon in a dollop of whipped cream cheese. (I use the pre-whipped version).

Blackberries top the whipped cream filled apricot

Then gently press a blackberry right on top of the cream cheese.

Honey drizzled across the put together dessertFinal apricot blackberry jewel on baking sheet before being baked

At last, drizzle honey over each jewel to let it glisten. Finally, pop these beauties under the broiler to toast up a bit and voila…

Baked apricot blackberry jewel on serving tray with mint sprigs

Delightful, flavorful, show stopping treats are served, at last!

 Three apricot blackberry jewels in bowl

In this case, you can pick them up right off the platter with your hand and eat them, or serve two jewels together in a dish!

Apricot blackberry jewels

Happy deserting, all! 

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Apricot Blackberry Jewels
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 Apricots
  2. 12 Blackberries
  3. 8 oz. container whipped cream cheese
  4. Honey
Instructions
  1. Halve each apricot and remove the pit
  2. Place a dollop of whipped cream cheese on the center of each apricot
  3. Press a blackberry into the center of the cream cheese
  4. Drizzle with honey
  5. Place under the broiler until cream cheese has become slightly toasted and warm
Notes
  1. Serve immediately.. Can be served at room temperature also. Refrigerate any leftovers. Can be eaten cold too!
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