Elegant Cheese Grape Cluster

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
  • Servings 48

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.