Smoky Nut-Stuffed Apricots

Smoky Nut-Stuffed Apricots

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Dried apricots are stuffed with provolone cheese and pecan halves, then wrapped in bacon, baked, and served warm for a fresh take on a favorite appetizer.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 16 dried pitted apricots
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, cut into 16 small cubes
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 16 pecan or walnut halves, toasted
  • 8 slices turkey bacon, cooked according to package directions

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut a slit in the side of each apricot; gently pull apricot open at the slit. If desired, in a small bowl, toss together provolone cheese cubes and cayenne pepper. Place a cheese piece and a pecan piece into each apricot. Press apricots back together.
  2. Cool bacon slightly; cut each slice in half lengthwise. Wrap one bacon piece around each stuffed apricot. Use wooden toothpicks to secure.
  3. Arrange bacon-wrapped apricots on a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake about 8 minutes or until heated through and cheese is softened. Serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 stuffed apricots
  • Per serving: 105 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 20 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 568 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 62 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 243 mg sodium; 209 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fat, ½ fruit, ½ high-fat protein

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