Spring Entertaining: Olive-Gorgonzola Truffles

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Olive-Gorgonzola Truffles

A cheese nibble is a lovely offering to begin seasonal gatherings & there are many ways to serve them. Break away from traditional shapes & try a batch of mini morsels. Olive-Gorgonzola Truffles are simple to prepare when using a cookie scoop to portion the mixture. Allow them to chill & roll in freshly chopped herbs for a bright & cheery finish. Accompany with an assortment of spring inspired crackers & pair with additional favorites such as Pecan Chicken Salad & Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch. Learn how to make this updated party fare perfect for an array of spring socials. 

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makes 2 1/2 dozen

1 {8-oz} package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/3 cup green olives, chopped
1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
2 scallions, sliced
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
Crackers

Stir together the cream cheese, the nuts, the olives, the gorgonzola, the scallions, the lemon zest, the lemon juice & a generous helping of pepper in a medium bowl. Portion the cheese mixture using a 2 teaspoon-size cookie scoop. Release the mixture onto a wax paper-lined half sheet pan. Chill 1 hour. Roll each portion in chopped fresh parsley. Place on a clean piece of wax paper. Chill until ready to serve or up to one day ahead of time. Serve with assorted crackers.

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Fresh scallions & herbs can take a simple appetizer from bland to well balanced while toasted pecans or walnuts add delicious flavor. Arrange 1 cup of nuts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until fragrant. Cool completely. Use as directed in recipe preparations.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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 Stir together the cream cheese, the nuts, the olives, the gorgonzola, the scallions, the lemon zest, the lemon juice & a generous helping of pepper in a medium bowl. 

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Be certain all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout. Use a rubber spatula to fold them together. 

Spring Entertaining. Gorgonzola Olive-Pecan Truffles By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Party Ideas Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial DirectorNo. 3

Portion the cheese mixture using a 2 teaspoon-size cookie scoop. Release the mixture onto a wax paper-lined half sheet pan. Chill 1 hour. 

Spring Entertaining. Gorgonzola Olive-Pecan Truffles By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Party Ideas Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial DirectorNo. 4

Roll each portion in chopped fresh parsley. Place on a clean piece of wax paper. Chill until ready to serve or up to one day ahead of time. 

Spring Entertaining. Gorgonzola Olive-Pecan Truffles By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Party Ideas Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial DirectorNo. 5

Serve with assorted crackers. Try seasonal varieties or offer the truffles with crostini toasts. 

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