Goat Cheese Grape Poppers

Goat Cheese Grape Poppers

Pairs well with: Central Coast Chardonnay

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, washed
  • 1 ½ cups softened goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios, crushed into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Turbinado sugar, for garnishing

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Take softened goat cheese and wrap around each individual grape and roll between palms of hands until smoothly coated with 1-cm thick coating of goat cheese. (You can check by slicing one in half to make sure the grape is evenly covered in goat cheese.

2. In a small mixing bowl, combine crushed pistachios and cinnamon with a spoon.

3. Roll each goat cheese covered grape in pistachio and cinnamon mixture, coating completely.

4. Pierce each grape and cheese ball with a toothpick for serving and arrange on holiday serving plate.

5. Drizzle plate and grapes with honey and sprinkle with sugar.

6. Serve at your holiday decorating party!