Cheesy Grape Appetizer

Gussy up grapes with toasted almonds and a snappy blend of cheeses, cleverly coating each juicy fruit.

  • prep time 1 hr 5 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 48

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups (8 oz.) slivered almonds
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
oz. Gorgonzola cheese or other blue cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
3
tablespoons chopped fresh chives or parsley
48
small red seedless grapes (about 9 oz.)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place almonds in single layer in shallow baking pan with sides. Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Remove from pan; cool about 5 minutes. Finely chop almonds.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Gorgonzola cheese and chives; mix well. Wrap about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture around each grape to cover; roll in chopped almonds. Place in single layer in 13x9-inch pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours before serving.
  • 3 To serve, if desired, arrange on serving platter in shape of grape cluster; garnish with parsley or grape leaves.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    50
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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