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Ready, set, celebrate with pecan encrusted blue cheese grapes

Pecan Encrusted Blue Cheese Grapes FINAL-Margaux DrakeDuring 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 DETAIL-Margaux DrakePecan Encrusted Blue Cheese Grapes
Makes approximately 30 grapes

Ingredients:
1 bunch of red globe grapes
8 oz vegan cream cheese spread
2 T vegan blue cheese dressing and dip, plus extra for garnish
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 c pecans, chopped and toasted

Preparation:
Wash and completely dry the grapes. Cream together veggie cream cheese spread, 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 blue cheese dressing and dip.

Notes:
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.

Pecan Encrusted Blue Cheese Grapes DETAIL2-Margaux Drake

From our kitchen to yours, happy holidays! xo