Grilled Nectarines with Smoky Blue Cheese and Almonds


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Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time20 minutes


Pair the flavors of sour, spicy, sweet and savory all together with this quick and easy summer appetizer!


nectarine (ripe)
1 tablespoon
olive oil
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
lime juice
1 teaspoon
thyme, fresh
cayenne pepper
8 slices
baguette (1/2-inch thick)
olive oil (for brushing the bread)
1/4 cup
almonds (roasted, coarsely chopped)
3 ounces
cheese, blue (smoky)


Cut the apricots in half lengthwise, remove the pits and place them in a bowl. Combine the olive oil honey, lemon juice, thyme leaves and cayenne and gently toss with the apricots.

Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat and grill the apricots about 2 minutes per side or until golden and sizzling. Make a little crostini by brushing the bread slices with olive oil and cooking them on the grill until lightly toasted. (For softer bread,  toast just one side; for crispier bread, toast both.)

Arrange 2 apricot halves on each of the crostini, scatter with the smoky blue cheese and chopped almonds and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme. 


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