Goat Cheese and Apricot Truffles Makes 32
Coated in salty crushed pecans and with a sweet and chewy apricot center, this simple no-cook appetizer was developed by SAVEUR test kitchen assistant Eliza Martin. The truffles can be made up to 2 days before serving and stored in the refrigerator.
12 oz. goat cheese, room temperature
2 tsp. finely chopped thyme
2 tsp. finely chopped tarragon
2 tsp. finely chopped chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
8 dried apricots, quartered
¾ cups finely chopped pistachios
Mix cheese, herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Using your hands, roll mixture into 1″ balls. Using your thumb, make a hole in each ball, press an apricot piece into center, and then mold cheese around apricot; roll in pistachios and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Chill 20 minutes before serving.