Almond Crusted Chevre and Grape Truffles Recipe -
Almond Crusted Chevre and Grape Truffles Recipe

Almond Crusted Chevre and Grape Truffles

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"A savory-sweet appetizer that looks like a candy truffle is really a juicy grape in a goat cheese coating, rolled in toasted almonds and chives."

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Original recipe makes 13 truffles Change Servings


  1. In a bowl, mix together chevre and cream cheese with a fork. Add port wine and a pinch of salt and pepper; mix until smooth. Chill 30 minutes.
  2. Toast almonds stovetop in a dry frypan until toasted, shaking the pan frequently, about 5 minutes on medium high heat. Lay out on a large cutting board to cool. Using a chef's knife, finely chop the almonds. Alternately, if you prefer to have ground almonds, chop in a food processor or grinder.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon cheese mixture. Press grape into mixture. Using plastic wrap, cover grape with cheese and roll into little ball with grape inside. Remove plastic wrap. Continue making rest of truffles.
  4. Spread almonds onto plate and mix in the chives. Roll each truffle ball in almonds and coat evenly.
  5. Refrigerate, covered until serving.
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  • Created by: Trish Magwood, James Beard cookbook ‘dish entertains' award winner and party dish TV host.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2010

I've been making this recipe for years, although slightly different/simpler. I use just straight goat cheese (not crumbled, found in 'tubes-like' packaging) to wrap the grapes. Instead of almonds to roll them in, I use crushed candied pecans (pecan pieces mixed within egg white, brown sugar & vanilla. baked for 15 at 325- cooled and crushed) That's it! It's a delicious variation enjoyed by my family every holiday season!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2010

These were good. They were better the first day they were made, lost a little bit on the second day. I gave it three stars because they were a pain to make and chevre and grapes are expensive.

Dec 17, 2010

This is a nice, mild appetizer to serve with others on a tray. Save labor by using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop (the kind with a lever) to portion the cheese mixture. Pressing the grape right into the scoop the cheese will ooze up around the grape and you can pat it to cover completely and then just pop it onto a plate. Wear light-weight food service gloves and it's quick and clean! I used grapes that were quite large, so needed to double the recipe to yield about 30. Fun to make and good eating!

Mar 22, 2011

This is a good recipe. To save time I chopped up the grapes and mixed them into the cheese and then rolled everything into one giant cheese ball. I also tossed in a little garlic.

Jan 03, 2011

This was fun to make, and really good. The combination was fantastic! I didn't change a thing, except I don't use alcohol, so I used apple cider vinegar, and it worked perfectly, I wish I had made a bigger batch! It was a big hit at the dinner party I went to! The plastic glove suggestion made it very easy. It did take a while to make, but it was worth it! This will be a standard when I go to parties this year! Thank you!

Dec 06, 2010

I made this for a party where everyone brings an appetizer it was a hit looks and tastes great the grape was the little surprise inside fun dish.

Dec 16, 2010

THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! I love it love it love it! I made it for a bunch of friends and they were like, SO sorry...i just love this recipe...mmmm Less cream cheese 22 grapes 1/2 cup of chives PHENOMENAL

Sep 25, 2011

Very good with both tomatoes and grapes. Good response at party.


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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