Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Have the rack in the upper third of the oven.
Butter a pie dish.
I like to open up the apricot like a clam shell and make an indentation on both sides, sorta hollow it out a wee bit.
How is an almond roasted? In a frying pan. Place raw almonds in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Shake the heck out of them for 4 to 5 minutes. This is to start the release of the oils without burning the almond. That is all that needs to be done.
Place all of these apricots on the buttered pie dish. Stick ‘em with toothpicks. Into the oven for a dozen minutes or so. Want to heat them, melt the cheese, start breaking down the sugars in the apricot, but do not burn them!
Out they come. On to the serving tray, and watch them disappear!
Enjoy with the Alamosa Cherokee Rose.