These appetizers are very easy-to-make and very delicious! The salty crunch of the pistachios goes along wonderfully with the
savory/sweet goat cheese and grape pairing. These are great served with your
favorite wine. This appetizer is very simple to make and so
delicious! Your guests will be impressed!
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Goat Cheese, Grape and Pistachio Truffles Recipe
Prep time: 20 min
1 1/2 pounds pistachio nuts, shelled, chopped rough (about 1 cup)*
goat cheese, room temperature
24 seedless red grapes, stems removed and wiped clean
* Your favorite nuts (such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds,
pecans) may be substituted for the pistachio nuts.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread pistachio nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and toast in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. In a blender or food processor, process
the toasted pistachio nuts until finely chopped; set aside.
Put one 1/2 tablespoon of the goat cheese in the palm of one hand and in it
place a grape, shaping the mixture around the grape to coat. Repeat process with remaining grapes.
Refrigerate on a sheet pan for 15 minutes.
Remove chilled cheese-coated grape balls from the refrigerator and roll them in
the prepared pistachiio nut mixture to cover completely and refrigerate for
approximately 30 minutes or until coating is firm.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Bring to room temperature 15 minutes before
Makes 6 to 8 servings.