Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Low-Point Walnut and Blue Cheese Grape Bites

Blue cheese, with walnuts, and grapes? How can you go wrong? These scrumptious appetizers are a big hit at any party, even with people who don't care for the blue cheese flavor (like myself)! Enjoy these along with my wonderful "Ricotta and Pecan Samplers" for ultimate savory satisfaction!


Low-Point Walnut and Blue Cheese Grape Bites
Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup blue cheese (I used freshly crumbled blue cheese), room temperature
- 1/4 cup 1/3-less fat cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 Tbs heavy cream
- 7 Red or green seedless grapes, halved if they're really big grapes or 13 to 14 whole grapes if they're small
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1/2 to 1 Tbs Splenda or regular sugar
- 1 packed tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Arrange walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes. Place blue cheese, cream cheese, and heavy cream into a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to another bowl. Place walnuts, splenda or sugar and parsley into a separate bowl and combine well. With clean hands, take the blue cheese mixture and gently form a small ball around a grape. Roll ball into walnut mixture and set on a plate. Continue until blue cheese mixture is all used up. (This made 13 balls for me). Refrigerate balls for several hours before serving. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 13
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 1.5


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