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Fresh Apricots with Goat Cheese Mousse

Fresh Apricots with Goat Cheese Mousse

Makes approximately 6 servings

Fresh apricots, sliced in half and pitted
5 ounces mild, creamy goat cheese
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
Honey, for drizzling

1. Beat together the goat cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract, and salt until blended and creamy.

2. In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

3. Add 1/3 of the whipped cream to the goat cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold into the cheese mixture. Chill the finished mousse in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Using a pastry bag, pipe the chilled mousse into the apricot halves, drizzle with a bit of honey and serve. (I used truffle honey and it was FABULOUS!)