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Recipe

Fruit Skewers with Spiced Honey and Lemon-Vanilla Goat Cheese

Servings: 10 to 12

The dip for this simple dessert tastes like cheesecake. Serve it with the best ripe seasonal fruit you can find.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup mild honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz. fresh goat cheese, softened
  • 5 Tbs. confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 medium strawberries, hulled
  • 6 large figs, halved
  • 2 peaches or nectarines, cut into 1½- to 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bananas, cut into 1-1/2- to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 mango, cut into 1-1/2- to 2-inch pieces

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 280
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 11
  • Saturated Fat (g): 7
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 30
  • Sodium (mg): 80
  • Carbohydrates (g): 45
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Sugar (g): 41
  • Protein (g): 4

Preparation

  • Have ready 12 10-inch wooden skewers.
  • Toast the pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan over low heat until just fragrant and slightly darkened, about 30 seconds. Using a fork, stir in the honey and 2 Tbs. water, and heat until smooth, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl, use a fork to mash together the cream, goat cheese, sugar, zest, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until smooth.
  • Cut the fruit to yield 60 pieces total. Thread five alternating pieces of fruit on each skewer. Put the skewers on a platter, and drizzle with some of the honey. Serve the dip and remaining honey on the side.

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