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Herb-and-Garlic Goat Cheese Truffles

Yield Makes 24 truffles

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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