Mascarpone-Stuffed Dried Apricots

Very Easy
Makes 16
Ingredients: 

8 oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature

2 tbsp. yuzu marmalade (or orange marmalade)

16 dried apricots, slit with a paring knife

1/4 cup candied pecans, crushed with the flat end of a chef's knife

Instructions: 

In a small bowl, stir together mascarpone and marmalade. With a spoon or pastry bag, fill each apricot with approx. 2 tsp. of the cheese mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 8-24 hrs. One hr. before serving, press the crushed pecans onto one end of each stuffed apricot.

Good to Know: Find yuzu marmalade with the accompaniments in the Imported Cheese Department.