Herb-and-Garlic Goat Cheese Truffles

Southern Living
Makes 24 truffles


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1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (6-ounce) log mild, creamy goat cheese
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1 to 2 teaspoons minced roasted garlic
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
Strawberry slices, melon wedges


Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in chives and next 3 ingredients. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.

Shape cheese mixture into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls; roll evenly in pecans. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Serve with fruit.

Created date

May 2005