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"Will definitely impress others! To fill the olives, use a pastry bag or plastic baggie with the corner cut out. What works best is a cookie press. Also, you can use bottled roasted garlic, but I like to make my own."
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cream cheese, softened
goat cheese, softened
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 (8 ounce) jars
jumbo or extra large olives
Great olives but way too fussy for an appetizer. What I ended up doing is stuffing the olives with crushed garlic mixed with fresh chopped thyme (dry would work too) and softened cream cheese. I imagine some of the flavored cream cheeses would work too...possibly salmon-flavored cheese stuffed olives? But still a good basic recipe that you can build upon.
The olives are very tasty but WAY too much work for what you get ... after mixing and filling two cans of black olives, I only had a little bowl of appetizer for my guests and it took me almost an hour to do.
if you like green olives you will love this. Everyone thought they were very yummy. I thought they were very easy to make and I will be making them again.
I questioned whether to use a whole bulb of garlic, and ended up using just 1 clove of garlic, which seemed to work perfectly for the amount of filling.
I recently made these at Thanksgiving this past year, they were AWESOME. It wasn't hard at all and filling the olives was very simple. I acuttaly doubled the cheese mixture which doubled as an awesome cheese spread.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cheese Stuffed Olives
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 248
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