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Almond Crusted Chevre and Grape Truffles

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"A savory-sweet appetizer that looks like a candy truffle is really a juicy grape in a goat cheese coating, rolled in toasted almonds and chives."
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Ingredients

servings 84 cals
Original recipe yields 13 servings (13 truffles)

Directions

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  1. In a bowl, mix together chevre and cream cheese with a fork. Add port wine and a pinch of salt and pepper; mix until smooth. Chill 30 minutes.
  2. Toast almonds stovetop in a dry frypan until toasted, shaking the pan frequently, about 5 minutes on medium high heat. Lay out on a large cutting board to cool. Using a chef's knife, finely chop the almonds. Alternately, if you prefer to have ground almonds, chop in a food processor or grinder.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon cheese mixture. Press grape into mixture. Using plastic wrap, cover grape with cheese and roll into little ball with grape inside. Remove plastic wrap. Continue making rest of truffles.
  4. Spread almonds onto plate and mix in the chives. Roll each truffle ball in almonds and coat evenly.
  5. Refrigerate, covered until serving.

Footnotes

  • Created by: Trish Magwood, James Beard cookbook ‘dish entertains' award winner and party dish TV host.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 84 calories; 6.9 g fat; 2.4 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; 12 mg cholesterol; 88 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've been making this recipe for years, although slightly different/simpler. I use just straight goat cheese (not crumbled, found in 'tubes-like' packaging) to wrap the grapes. Instead of almon...

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These were good. They were better the first day they were made, lost a little bit on the second day. I gave it three stars because they were a pain to make and chevre and grapes are expensive.

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I've been making this recipe for years, although slightly different/simpler. I use just straight goat cheese (not crumbled, found in 'tubes-like' packaging) to wrap the grapes. Instead of almon...

This is a nice, mild appetizer to serve with others on a tray. Save labor by using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop (the kind with a lever) to portion the cheese mixture. Pressing the grape right i...

This is a good recipe. To save time I chopped up the grapes and mixed them into the cheese and then rolled everything into one giant cheese ball. I also tossed in a little garlic.

This was fun to make, and really good. The combination was fantastic! I didn't change a thing, except I don't use alcohol, so I used apple cider vinegar, and it worked perfectly, I wish I had ma...

I made this for a party where everyone brings an appetizer it was a hit looks and tastes great the grape was the little surprise inside fun dish.

THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! I love it love it love it! I made it for a bunch of friends and they were like, SO AWESOME...im sorry...i just love this recipe...mmmm Less cream cheese 22 grapes 1/...

Very good with both tomatoes and grapes. Good response at party.

I make these, but instead of port wine I use whatever red wine I have around and add some sugar to it. I also use the ends of green onions because I cannot get chives where I live. I also put th...

These were good. They were better the first day they were made, lost a little bit on the second day. I gave it three stars because they were a pain to make and chevre and grapes are expensive.