These are gorgeous and I adore the idea of a "drink" and an appetizer in one bite.
Yield: About 30 bite sized truffles
1 10 ounce container plain goat cheese
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped pecans (toasted with 2 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp brown sugar)
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and white pepper, to taste
Additional Ingredients: Drunken Carbonated Grapes
Carbonate the grapes according the the recipe above. Then, toast the chopped pecans in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and mix in the brown sugar and butter while the pecans are still hot, allowing the sugar and butter to melt and coat the pecans. Allow to cool.
Next, mix goat cheese, chream cheese, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a bowl until combined. Roll the cheese mixture into balls about an inch in diameter. Then roll the goat cheese balls in the pecans.
Finally, take the drunken carbonated grapes and dry them off. Using a toothpick, skewer a grape to the top of each cheese truffle, then place on a serving platter. For presentation purposes, you can set out a few grape clusters as well. Serve these truffles as is, or with bread, crackers or other fruits. Cheers!