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Cheese/Grape Appetizers

 Cheese/Grape Appetizers
This appetizer is well worth the time it takes to make. The grapes look especially attractive on a bed of lettuce surrounded with crackers and cheese.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (2 ounces each) ground almonds
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 to 1-1/4 pounds red or green seedless grapes
  • Chilled greens

Directions

  • Spread almonds on baking pan. Bake at 275° until golden brown,
  • stirring twice.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, cream and parsley until
  • blended. Place cheese mixture in shallow dish. Roll grapes in
  • mixture to thoroughly coat, then in toasted almonds.
  • Place on a waxed paper-lined tray; refrigerate until serving.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (5 each) equals 146 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.