Sweet and Savory Apricot Bites

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Small Plates & Snacks, Weekend Cooking
sweet savory apricots
simple savory apricots

Photo: Leigh Loftus

With summer in full swing, I decided to create some simple summery snacks that are a little bit sweet and salty in every bite. Besides their amazing taste, these appetizers are a very colorful addition to a party spread.

Another important thing to note is that these apricots can be made ahead of time so if you’re planning to serve them for a party or something you can let them sit for a day in your refrigerator.

Nutritional Benefits:

Honey: Research shows that honey is an excellent ergogenic aid and helps in boosting the performance of athletes. Honey facilitates in maintaining blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout.

Pistachios: Pistachios are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. These nuts are storehouse of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

Apricots: The nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber. The high beta-carotene content of apricots makes them important heart health foods. Beta-carotene helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.

sweet savory apricots

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Sweet & Savory Apricots
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 30 - 40 dried apricots
  • 1 cup of honey (more or less depending on how sweet you want)
  • 1 ½ cup of unshelled salted pistachios (put in plastic baggie and crush pistachios into small bits)
Instructions
  1. Put shelled pistachios into a big plastic baggie and surround that by another plastic baggie and begin smashing the pistachios with a wooden spoon until the nuts are broken into tinier pieces.
  2. Place dried apricots on a big serving plate (no overlapping). Drizzle honey equally over all of the apricots. Sprinkle the crushed pistachios over all of the apricots - the goal is make sure the pistachios stick to the honey on the apricots.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)
    August 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Simple! I love it. Great for snacks and sharing 🙂

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    August 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I love sweet and salty snacks. I can imagine how the flavors here work together so well!

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    Roz@weightingfor50
    August 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic looking recipe!!!!!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    August 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Love Love Apricots! These look so delicate and delicious

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    August 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I love apricots and these sound great. It is always nice to have nibbles for a party prepared ahead of time. Thanks.

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    Daryl
    August 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    A healthy delicious and pretty treat!

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