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Prosciutto-Wrapped Apricots

 Prosciutto-Wrapped Apricots
Our home economists stuff dried apricots with sweetened Mascarpone cheese, then wrap them with prosciutto before baking. The result is an appealing snack for special occasions.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 package (7 ounces) dried pitted Mediterranean apricots
  • 12 thin slices prosciutto

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese, confectioners' sugar and pepper.
  • Cut a slit in each apricot; fill with cheese mixture. Cut each slice
  • of prosciutto in half lengthwise; wrap a piece around each apricot
  • and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.