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Stone Fruits with Honey-Drizzled Soft Cheeses and Toasted Almonds

Northern Michigan Recipe: We found this incredibly simple, fresh and healthy dessert on Martha Stewart Living, and couldn't imagine a more perfect summertime dish for Northern Michigan. Use local cherries, peaches, apricots and honey (we'd recommend Food for Thought's Wild Star Thistle Honey) and enjoy the taste of summertime.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup blanched whole almonds

2 tablespoons almond oil or extra-virgin olive oil

4 ounces fresh goat cheese, room temperature

4 ounces fresh ricotta cheese

Assorted stone fruits, such as 2 sliced nectarines, 2 halved or whole small red or yellow plums, 16 white or red cherries

3 tablespoons wildflower or orange-blossom honey

Preparation

  1. Heat almonds and oil in a skillet over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until almonds are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer almonds to a plate to cool; discard oil.
  2. Stir together cheeses, then mound on a platter, making a small well in the center with the back of a spoon. Surround with fruits and toasted almonds. Drizzle honey into center of cheese.