Lemon, Thyme and Nectarine Ginger Cream Biscuits

Lemon creams are out, festive Nectarine Creams are in! Ginger biscuits filled with refined sugar-free nectarine jam & thyme cream cheese.

A refined-sugar free Nectarine jam using nectarines and honey is the “cherry on top” or should we say filling to your sandwich in these biscuit bites. A sweet, tangy nectarine flavoured with a lemon & thyme cream cheese squished between delicious ginger biscuits. A perfect bite-size snack for your Summer or Christmas picnic.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Vegetarian
  • Baking
  • Side Dish
  • Snacks

Cuisine

  • South African

Serves

8

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

7 minutes

Ingredients

For the Nectarine Jam:

  • 6 small nectarines halved, pitted and diced
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) honey

For the Lemon and Thyme Cream Cheese:

  • 125g cream cheese
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, picked

The Biscuit Sanwiches

  • 16 ginger biscuits (of choice)
  • 100g white chocolate, melted (*Optional)

Directions

For the Nectarine Jam:

  1. Place the diced nectarine and honey into a small saucepan and cook on a medium heat for about 7 minutes.
  2. Place the jam into a bowl and allow to cool completely before use.
  3. For the Lemon and Thyme Cream Cheese:

    1. Combine all ingredients and mix until well combined.
    2. Set aside until needed.
    3. To assemble:

      1. Dip 8 ginger biscuits half way into the melted white chocolate and set aside on baking paper to set.
      2. Spread some of the lemon and thyme cream cheese onto the other 8 ginger biscuits followed by a scoop of the nectarine jam.
      3. Close the sandwiches with the chocolate-dipped biscuits and enjoy!

Notes

  • What if I don’t like or have Nectarines?
    • Substitute the Nectarines for peaches, plums or apricots.
  • Can I make this vegan?
    • To make these vegan, you will need to find Vegan-friendly biscuits, dairy-free cream cheese, and remove the honey from the jam. Substitute the honey with maple syrup or maple-flavoured syrup, or agave syrup.
  • What if I don’t like ginger biscuits?
    • The ginger biscuit flavour pairs amazingly with the jam and thyme cream cheese, but you are welcome to use other biscuits that you love, like shortbread biscuits.
  • What if I don’t like white chocolate?
    • You can leave out the white chocolate dip, or use dark chocolate instead.

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