Grapes with Gorgonzola & PecansStar-Telegram
(appetizers, desserts grapes, cheese, pecans)
Yield: 48 grapes
2 C chopped pecans
8 oz cream cheese (room temp.)
4 oz gorgonzola (room temp)
2 Tbsp whipping cream, half-and-half, or milk
½ lb (1½ C) small seedless grapes, rinsed & dried.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spread pecans on baking sheet or shallow pan. Bake, stirring once or twice, until lightly browned and fragrant, 5 to 10 min. Let cool.
- In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, blue cheese, and cream with an electric mixer until smooth, 2 to 3 min.
- Completely cover each grape with about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Roll each ball in pecans until well coated.
Nutritional analysis per grape:
62 Calories, 6 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 8 milligrams cholesterol, 47 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber, 82 percent of calories from fat.