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Goat Cheese and Apricot Truffles

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Goat Cheese and Apricot Truffles            Makes 32

(Saveur Magazine)

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.

Photo: Saveur Magazine

Photo: Saveur Magazine


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