These are the richest appetizers we have ever served. They are wonderful with wine and cheese! A version of this recipe was a gift from a friend and we have enjoyed it along with our guests. Use as much Gorgonzola as suits your taste!

LINDA
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix the green olives, kalamata olives, Gorgonzola cheese, macadamia nuts, basil, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Lay each grape leaf flat, and place a heaped tablespoonful of the olive and Gorgonzola mixture in the center. Fold or roll the leaves around the mixture. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

90.9 calories; 2.2 g protein; 5.3 g carbohydrates; 4.5 mg cholesterol; 605.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
You do have to rinse the brine off the grape leaves. It comes with the directions. These are lovely who would have ever thought of gorgonzola and grape leaves? What a great thing for a cocktail buffet! I finally threw up my hands and said "There are no more!". Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2006
This is absolutely delicious but it is very expensive and needs to be strained a few times over; the juice was dripping down my hosts chins. Also if you get big grape leaves put a little more mix in it. There shouldnt be more grape leaves than mix. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
You do have to rinse the brine off the grape leaves. It comes with the directions. These are lovely who would have ever thought of gorgonzola and grape leaves? What a great thing for a cocktail buffet! I finally threw up my hands and said "There are no more!". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
You do have to rinse the brine off the grape leaves. It comes with the directions. These are lovely who would have ever thought of gorgonzola and grape leaves? What a great thing for a cocktail buffet! I finally threw up my hands and said "There are no more!". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2004
Overall I thought this was a great recipe. I would make one change. It was a bit salty for my taste. I would suggest rinsing the grape leaves to remove the brine. I also served it warm with some tomato sauce. It was very good this way as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2004
Don't make this if you want leftovers....only the dish was left!! It was great and everyone enjoyed my efforts. Highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2008
Dynamite! I used the leaves soaked in vinegar brine which I prefer as they have a milder flavor rinsed and drained them. I also had a lot to make so I flushed out the filling with some rice (not much) to keep my costs down. I used a mix of macademia nuts walnuts and pine nuts since I had them on hand tomatoes and onions out of my garden. These were a huge hit everyone thrilled to see a vegetarianstuffed grapeleaf. I will make these again and again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2006
This is absolutely delicious but it is very expensive and needs to be strained a few times over; the juice was dripping down my hosts chins. Also if you get big grape leaves put a little more mix in it. There shouldnt be more grape leaves than mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2008
Overall this was a huge hit. My only complaint is that even without the brine it was a bit too salty. We did love the filling. For those who don't adore grape leaves we used the extra as a topping for bruschetta with a little honey drizzled on top. That was amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2006
Lots of work lots of ingredients lots of yummy taste for those with a discriminating palate. Great as an appetizer to the Prunes and Olives Chicken dish. Impresses the guests! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
My husband has held that he would NEVER enjoy Gorgonzola and has turned it down every time it infiltrated his food - but this he loved! In fact everyone at the party loved this - even those who appeared to be less than enthusiastic about "whatever was in those leaves." Try it! It takes a little time but isn't hard to wrap up the leaves (they don't tear on you.) Yummy! Intensely yummy! Read More
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