Ready, set, celebrate with pecan encrusted blue cheese grapes

During the holidays it’s a lifesaver to have a crowd pleasing appetizer that can be whipped up
quickly, like these pecan encrusted blue cheese grapes. They are simple to make and the
produce department at D&W Fresh Market is fully stocked with big, juicy globe grapes for the
holiday season.

Grapes contribute to the 1.5-2 cups of fruit recommended each day, according to USDA
guidelines. They contain powerful antioxidants that have potential anti-cancer properties and
antioxidants promote healthy cell growth too. Involve kids to have fun rolling these appetizers.
They may just pop a few extra grapes into their mouths in the process!

Pecan Encrusted Blue Cheese Grapes FINAL-Margaux Drake

Pecan Encrusted Blue Cheese Grapes
Makes approximately 30 grapes

1 bunch of red globe grapes
8 oz Spartan cream cheese spread
2 T Spartan blue cheese dressing and dip, plus extra for garnish
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 cups pecans, chopped and toasted
Dietary restrictions? You can easily substitute these ingredients with dairy-free or vegan

Wash and completely dry the grapes. Cream together Spartan cream cheese spread, Spartan
blue cheese dressing and nutritional yeast until fully incorporated. Roll the grapes with the
cheese mixture then roll them in the chopped and toasted pecans. Chill until ready to serve.
Serve arranged on a serving plate or on individual appetizer spoons garnished with an extra
splash of Spartan blue cheese dressing and dip.
Can be made a day in advance, placed individually on a baking sheet, covered and refrigerated.
You can find all of these ingredients at your nearest D&W Fresh Market. Great variety,
always fresh. Happy Holidays!

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