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Goat Cheese Truffles

August 25, 2013

Hellooooo, friends.  One of the things that I hate about going back to school is that weekends always seem to go too fast, and Sundays always feel bittersweet.  Sigh.

On the other hand, the beginning of school also means…parties!  We have social engagements lined up for almost every weekend in the upcoming weeks—department parties, birthday parties, a labor day potluck, dinner with friends…it’s shaping up to be a fun fall already.  Winking smile 

On Saturday night, we went to a birthday celebration and brought this super-easy (but rather impressive-looking) appetizer:

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Goat cheese truffles!  I’d seen a few different varieties of this dish on Pinterest (where my free time goes to die), and they all looked easy enough (and delicious)—which proved to be true on both accounts.

For my goat cheese truffles, I combined:

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two large logs of goat cheese (11 oz. each), along with 4 ounces of cream cheese, all softened.  I mixed the cheeses in my standing mixer until they were creamy and light, about 5 minutes. 

While the cheeses were mixing, I chopped the pistachios for rolling—I chopped the nuts in small amounts to make the chopping and rolling easier, but I probably used about two cups total. 

Then, I rolled the cheese mixture into truffle-sized balls—I made mine a little smaller than golf balls.  Each ball was then rolled in the chopped pistachios and placed on the tray for serving:

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Once I was done rolling all of the balls, I drizzled honey over the top, along with some finely chopped dried apricots.  Between the salty pistachios, the sweet honey and fruit, and the tangy goat cheese, these balls really do have the perfect flavor combination.  And that, my friends, is what she said.

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Happy Sunday!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. itzyskitchen permalink
    August 25, 2013 6:31 pm

    Those look amazing. I like to pretend pinterest doesn’t exist. I know I’d become obsessed if I started looking at it 😉

  2. August 25, 2013 9:55 pm

    Yum!! These look delicious! We have a labor day party coming up. Can’t wait to make these 🙂

  3. August 25, 2013 10:48 pm

    Oh wow. Those look fantastic! Talk about the perfect party food.

  4. August 25, 2013 11:26 pm

    Oh girl, you don’t know how much I LOVE goat cheese. These are brilliant! Now I just need to find a party to bring these to! Thank you for sharing! I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog tomorrow for one of Ryan’s necklaces, and I’d love for you to stop by! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

  5. August 26, 2013 11:57 am

    I have just printed out this recipe! It looks fantastic. And, thanks for the TWSS joke – haven’t heard one in a long time!

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