Cherry-Hazelnut Goat Cheese Balls

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Cherry-Hazelnut Goat Cheese Balls

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Candied pecan cranberry goat cheese balls

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Recipe Data

8
Servings
20min
Prep
25min
Total

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Description

Chef's Tip: No tarragon? No problem. Fresh basil would be a nice substitute.

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Servings and Ingredients

Ingredients
Serves 8
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1(4 oz) log soft fresh goat cheese
c.Hy-Vee dried cherries, finely chopped
¼ c.hazelnuts, toasted and chopped*
2 tsp.finely chopped tarragon
Crackers, for serving
Fresh tarragon sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. Cut goat cheese into 8 portions; shape each portion into a 1-inch ball. Set aside.
  2. Combine cherries, hazelnuts and chopped tarragon. Roll cheese balls in cherry mixture to coat completely.
  3. Arrange on a platter. Serve with crackers. If desired, garnish with tarragon sprigs.
  4. *Note: Hazelnuts have a papery skin that is typically removed. Toast whole nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. To remove the skins, rub warm nuts in a dry dish towel until skins come loose.

Nutrition facts

Servings

110 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 4g

Daily Values

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Vitamin A 15%
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Vitamin C 0%
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Iron 4%
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Calcium 4%

Recipe Source:

Wine and Cheese Entertaining Guide 2015.