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Cheese/Grape Appetizers Recipe

Cheese/Grape Appetizers Recipe

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. —Eleanor Grofvert, Kalamazoo, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:60 servings


  • 4 ounces sliced almonds (about 1 cup)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 1 to 1-1/4 pounds seedless red or green grapes, rinsed and patted dry
  • Appetizer skewers or toothpicks


  • 1. Preheat oven to 275°. Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely chopped (do not overprocess). Spread in a 15x10x1-in. pan; bake until golden brown, 6-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a shallow bowl; cool slightly.
  • 2. In another bowl, mix cream cheese, blue cheese, parsley and cream until blended. Insert a skewer into each grape. Roll grapes in cheese mixture, then in almonds; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

5 each: 146 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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kathi6029 User ID: 6351875 30234
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"I found this recipe very easy to prepare. I first made sure the grapes were clean and completely dry. Then I stirred them into the cheese mixture. I then pulled each one apart and laid them into the crushed almonds and rolled them around. These are really delicious and I would make them again."

moonladyinthesky User ID: 5830259 37195
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"This is a Martha Stewart recipe that is time consuming but worth all the effort for a cocktail party. Shape into a cluster of grapes and add a artifical grape leaf and it is sunning"

fanofjuliachild User ID: 4756112 10328
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"It is somewhat tedious to cover the grapes with the cheese, but they look good and taste very good. The sweetness of the grape goes so well with the blue cheese."

FruitGal User ID: 4348227 42357
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"These were really, really hard to prepare. I did about 15 and had to quit. Taste was OK. I had been excited about the juicy, sweet grape inside this appetizer but it was just too hard to get the soft covering on...."

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