CHEVRE-PECAN BALLS (SALLYE)

Chevre-pecan Balls (sallye) Recipe

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By
@grandedame

These are a great finger food for buffets, tailgate parties, or office potlucks. So easy to make and the recipe can be easily doubled or even tripled as needed. I pinched this from Edible Austin, thanks to David Alan and Todd Duplechon, noted Austin chefs.

Try them, I think they will become a staple on your appetizer list.

Note: The cook time is for toasting the pecans

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Serves:
Yield a dozen or so balls
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
chèvre (goat cheese)
1 Tbsp
dark chili powder
2 Tbsp
agave nectar
1 pinch
salt
1 pinch
fresh ground black pepper

INGREDIENTS FOR COATING

1/2 lb
toasted pecans
2 Tbsp
chives
2 Tbsp
spanish tarragon
2 Tbsp
parsley
2 Tbsp
mint

Step-By-Step

1PREPARING THE COATING:

Toast the pecans for 10 minutes in a preheated 300º oven. Remove from oven and set aside to cool***

Place fresh chives, parsley leaves, tarragon and mint leaves in food processor and pulse until finely minced.
2When pecans are cool, place in clean food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
3Transfer pecans, chives, parsley, mint and tarragon to a medium mixing bowl and stir with wooden spoon until well blended.

Set bowl aside in a convenient place.
4PREPARING THE CHEESE:

Place a large piece of parchment or waxed paper on a baking sheet.
5In another glass mixing bowl, blend the chèvre, chili powder and agave nectar together; add the salt and pepper and continue to blend with wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.
6Pinch off about 1/8 to 1/4 cup of cheese and roll between your palms until a nice even ball is formed.

Place in pecan mixture and roll around until ball is covered. Gently press the pecan mixture into the cheese mixture and place balls on parchment paper.
7Continue making balls until you have used all the cheese and pecan mixture.
8Place baking sheet in fridge for an hour or so to give the cheese time to firm up again. Can be left in fridge overnight without harm.
9When ready to serve, place on nice decorative platter over a bed of romaine or other greenery.
10***For a little extra bang, you can use pecans toasted to this recipe justapinch.com/...&fu=0&fo=0

About CHEVRE-PECAN BALLS (SALLYE)

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy