Appenzeller and Dark Chocolate Apricots

36 bites
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  • 36 dried apricots
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) bar quality dark chocolate
  • 4 ounces Emmi Appenzeller® Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Ground black pepper, for serving


  1. Pull apart seam in apricot, and peel 3/4 way open. Stuff a small piece (about 1/4-inch square) of each dark chocolate and Appenzeller inside the apricot, and reseal shut. Repeat for all 36 apricots.
  2. In a skillet pan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add stuffed apricots, and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until chocolate and cheese are melted. Remove from pan. Place on serving platter, and sprinkle with black pepper.