Monday, November 29, 2010

Grape & Cheese Ball Truffles

I took these little appetizers to a Grey Cup party yesterday - they were very easy to make, although I think they were a tad too spicy for some people's taste. I really liked them, though, and I thought they were a fun way to incorporate all the flavours of a traditional wine & cheese platter.
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. red wine
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
ground pecans
seedless grapes
Mix together first five ingredients with a food processor or hand-held blender until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (it helps stiffen up the cheese mixture before you roll it around the grapes, although I didn't refrigerate mine and it wasn't that bad.) Wash grapes and pour ground pecans onto a small plate. Scoop about a teaspoonful of cheese mixture and press a grape into the middle. (Try not to use too much of the cheese mixture or you'll have a big mouthful - you just want a thin layer of cheese around the grape.) Mould the cheese mixture around the grape and roll it between your hands to make a little ball, then roll it in ground pecans and set on wax paper or parchment paper. Refrigerate before serving.
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