Today I invite you to get to know the recipe for Grilled Apricots with Brie, Prosciutto, and Honey, which will reveal an absolutely unique concept of appetizers. This delicacy will immediately attract attention to your festive table.
If I asked you to think of an appetizer, what options would you think of? I suppose that, traditionally, aperitifs based on fried bread with some vegetables or salmon will invade your imagination right away. Well, these are indeed among the favorites of many. But what if I tell you that appetizers don’t necessarily have to be bruschetta or snack-based? You will be amazed to learn that aperitifs can be gluten-free while still being delicious.
Types of appetizers…
Expect a wave of reluctance from your guests. I mean, “What kind of appetizer can grilled apricots with brie, prosciutto, and honey be if apricots are more about dessert?”. But, go with the flow and wait for them to taste this delicacy. I assure you that a wave of applause and positive impressions will overflow. That’s because this recipe creates a symphony of tastes that seem incompatible, but reveal a unique savor once you try it.
However, the totally opposite tastes of sweet-sour and salty notes meet in this recipe to surprise your taste buds. Also, the versatile textures of apricots, Brie cream, and prosciutto simply melt in the mouth, leaving a refined and extremely delectable aftertaste.
After all, the purpose of an appetizer is to showcase the creativity of the housewife who prepares it. This creativity is aimed not only at the decoration of dishes but also at their unexpected taste. Appetizers are the first “elements” that create the impression of the hostess in front of those attending the dinner. And believe me, with this aperitif, you will only break the ice with a glorious impression.
Here are some appetizer recipes not to miss:
- Cheese and tomato bruschetta
- Bacon cream cheese balls
- Turkey club sandwich pinwheels
- Easy canapes
- Deviled eggs with shrimps
Benefits of Grilled Apricots with Brie, Prosciutto, and Honey
Here’s what you get if you decide to complement your dinner with this appetizer:
– the superb alternative for those who count their calorie intake;
– easy preparation process with only a few ingredients;
– complementing the dinner with an absolutely different aperitif option;
– decorating the evening dinner with a light, versatile, and remarkably tasty appetizer.
If you are curious to find out what are the drawbacks of this recipe, well, there are none. This is what makes it so special. Now that you know what impact this recipe will generate, it’s time to move on to the preparation steps. But not before listing the ingredients you will need.
- 3-4 apricots;
- 4-6 slices of prosciutto crudo;
- 4 oz Brie cheese;
- 2 tsp of honey;
- 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil;
- pink pepper.
How to prepare Grilled Apricots with Brie, Prosciutto, and Honey
You can’t imagine how easy it is to prepare this recipe either for dinner or for an informal lunch. Everything starts by preheating the grill on medium to high heat. By the time the grill heats up, you will already have everything almost ready.
Wash the apricots well and dry them. I recommend you opt for ripe apricots because the green ones have a rather high level of acidity, which could be detrimental for some of your guests.
Cut the apricots into 2 halves and remove the seed from the inside. Using a kitchen brush, coat the apricot’s inner part well with olive oil.
That’s all you have to do with the apricots. You just have to carefully place them on the grill with the bottom side down. Let them on heat for a few minutes.
They are ready when you notice that their texture softens slightly. I recommend leaving them until the classic grilling marks appear on them. In my opinion, they are a symbol of first-class preparation that adds an aesthetic compliment to apricots.
How to cook
Carefully take each apricot from the grilling and gently place it on your serving plate. Using a small spoon, fill the depth of the apricot with Brie cheese. But be very careful not to damage their shape due to their soft texture. It is not a problem if instead of Brie, you will use gorgonzola or ricotta. But of all these options, I find the Brie cheese the most compatible with the delicacy of the apricot and the texture of the prosciutto.
You are one step away from finishing. All you have to do is roll the tear prosciutto in smaller pieces if needed and place them nicely on top of the Brie cream. Watch the video below:
The culinary pinnacle of the aperitif consists of seasoning it with honey and pink pepper. Do not exaggerate with either. The final taste must be refined and harmonious without highlighting the sweetness of honey or the spice of pepper.
As the French would say: C’est tout! And I think that they, being loyal gourmands, would appreciate this aperitif at its fair value. Yes, it is something different than what you are probably familiar with. But, give it a try. You will be amazed by the richness of the taste you will feel as well as the delicacy of the texture. Enjoy!
Grilled apricots with brie, prosciuto and honey
- 3-4 medium apricots
- 4 slices prosciutto crudo
- 4 oz brie cheese
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 tsp pink pepper
- Wash and slice the apricots into 2 parts, remove the kernels
- Grease the inner part of the apricot halves with olive oil, use a kitchen brush
- Heat a grill skillet and grill the apricot halves face down for 2-3 minutes
- Slice the brie cheese into small parts, and tear the prosciutto slices into smaller pieces
- Gently top each grilled apricot half with a piece of brie, prosciutto and coat it with a bit of honey, and sprinkle with pink pepper