Apricot Walnut Spread

Typically appetizers are known for their dairy or meat component — baked brie, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, pigs in a blanket. But bite-size treats come in all shapes and sizes, including vegan varieties. This sweet spread is rich and almost dessert-like. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Apricot Raisin Spread

Ingredients:

– 2 handfuls of walnuts
– 1/4 cup water
– 1 teaspoon maple syrup
– 2 tablespoons dried apricots, chopped
– 2 tablespoons raisins

Instructions:

Soak nuts overnight, or for 8 hours. Place soaked nuts and water in a food processor, and process until nuts form a cream. Add maple syrup, apricots and raisins, and process until incorporated.

Line a small bowl with aluminum foil, and place nut cream in bowl. Freeze until cream hardens and holds its shape. Enjoy with crackers.

Adapted from Naturally Wholesome.

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