An Appetizer – Goat Cheese TrufflesPosted: January 16, 2013
GOAT CHEESE TRUFFLES
These are delicious little cheese balls that are good to pop into your mouth or serve on a Gluten Free cracker. This is a recipe that is naturally Gluten Free and the ingredients are easily found at the market. But as always, if you have to be GF check all ingredients.
1 (8 ounce) package of softened cream cheese
1 (6 ounce) log of mild goat cheese
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fresh minced chives
1 tablespoon of fresh minced basil
Dried herbs can be used. Check for equivalent measurements .
1 to 2 teaspoons of minced roasted garlic
1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper
1 cup of finely chopped toasted pecans
Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in herbs and pepper. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until firm.
Shape cheese into 24- 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in pecans. Chill for for at least an hour.
I like to make the balls into a smaller bite-size and serve them with “Blue Diamond Nut-Thins”, crackers that have always been GF. This is an easy appetizer to take to gatherings.