Goat Cheese Kisses

Goat Cheese Kisses

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine Fall 2003

Each of these bite-size savory treats has a bit of dried fruit tucked inside for a slightly sweet surprise. They make wonderful holiday gifts as well as elegant little hors d'oeuvres.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons hazelnuts, or pistachios (3/4 ounce), finely chopped
  • 6 ounces creamy goat cheese
  • 6 dried apricots, or dried figs, each cut into quarters


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  1. Line a plate or small tray with wax paper. Place nuts in a shallow dish. Scoop a heaping 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and press a piece of dried apricot (or fig) into the center. Wrap the cheese around the dried fruit to form a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts to create a crust; set on the plate or tray. Repeat with remaining goat cheese, dried fruit and nuts.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The kisses will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 piece
  • Per serving: 27 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 127 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 12 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 33 mg sodium; 23 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1/2 fat

Reviews 2

September 07, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Center substitution I used pistachios, and substituted a small, chopped piece of red bell pepper in the center instead of the dried apricot. Delish! Pros: Fast, easy to make, easy to eat
March 30, 2012
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Perfect simple appetizer I'd use good goat cheese and I used pistachios. Ended up chopping them a little smaller as I went along. They looked perfect and I served them with great raisin crackers from Trader Joes and they were a huge hit. Pros: Easy, quick, can make ahead Cons: a little messy to make