Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gorgonzola Bacon Truffles

  • These are tasty, and easy to make!


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon

  • Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Cover tightly, and chill at least 1 hour or until firm (can chill up to 3 days).
  • While the cheese is chilling, fry the bacon in a pan until very crispy.  Drain grease and place on paper towels to dry.  Once the bacon has firmed, crumble into a bowl, removing any overly fatty or still soft pieces.
  • Roll cheese mixture into 3/4-inch-round balls. Roll each ball in bacon. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and/or fruit slices.

Tips -  These can be rolled pretty quickly, I only waited 15 minutes rather than the whole hour the first time I made these.  However, they won't form into such perfect balls if not chilled long enough, so it just depends on how pretty you want them to be!  Also, I made this recipe once with blue cheese, as gorgonzola can be a little intense, and I preferred the blue cheese version personally, though other people didn't seem to notice the difference.  Enjoy!

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