Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

These Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer are so fresh and tasty, with fresh herbs, for your next summer dinner party or potluck!

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

If by chance you walk past our home around 7 pm tonight, you’ll probably hear a lot of laughter and chatter coming from … somewhere.

Up above in the trees, on our front deck, we’re usually eating together in this small space, tucked in between the aspens and a beautiful white birch. On this night, we enjoyed this Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer, a summery treat – the perfect bite of seasonal goodness! (Or, these Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil Bites.)

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

We’ve fully taken advantage of our warm weather by hosting lots of dinner parties. At night, Paul and I fall into bed, exhausted, but happy.

Here’s why simple hospitality makes us happy.

Getting to know people in a new way.
We’re forming new friendships.
Learning to be better listeners and more compassionate.
Using our own stories and sharing wisdom from what we’ve learned with others.
Seeing people lean in to possibly hearing something new, or seeing things in a new way.
We’re all becoming better people.
Everyone learns more about love.
We leave the table feeling more connected.
We leave the table feeling more like we belong.

I love this quote by Brene’ Brown (one of my favorite authors): “Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement.”

She also shares that “belonging” is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us.

Friends, this is why we love to share our table with others. It’s worth the effort, time, money, and sharing of our family (and also teaching our 20-somethings why hospitality is so important).

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

These yummy Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer we recently brought to a party – big party hit. Quick and easy to make.

Sweet and creamy!

With fresh apricots – delish!

I’d love to hear from you. Why does hospitality make you happy?

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

Yield: 16 bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

8 apricots

7 oz goat cheese

1 1/2 tsp honey

1 1/2 tsp rosemary

1 tsp thyme

1/2 cup toasted whole almonds

Salt to taste

Directions:

Cut apricots in half and remove pits. Combine cheese, herbs, honey, and salt in bowl. Mix until smooth.

Roll cheese into balls and place inside apricots. Place one almond in the center. Garnish with fresh herbs.

More summer “bites” recipes: Shrimp Guacamole Bites [Well Plated], Blooming Onion Bites [Spend With Pennies], Baked Zucchini Hummus Bites [Cookin Canuck], Zucchini Pizza Bites [RE], and Lemony Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites.

Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

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2 comments

  1. What book is that quote from (Brene Brown)…I like her too, haven’t read her books yet though…lol.

    I love hospitality because I love nurturing people. I love feeding their stomachs and hopefully their souls through conversations, rest, etc.

  2. Adding this to the repertoire!
    Had a similar app at a shower I attended. They used mascarpone, a pistachio and sea salt on each apricot. Also delish. 
    Oh – and I love going beyond superficial relationships!

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