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Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Cheese goes well with herbs and spices. Here are several variations of a basic cheese truffle, bite-size treats your guests will love.–Sara Engram and Katie Luber

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles Recipe

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • Makes 18 (1-inch) truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced white or yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 teaspoons ground mild chile pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cream together the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onion, Worcestershire, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  • 2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3. Roll the cheese into 1-inch-round truffles. Roll each truffle in the chile pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Variations

  • Substitute the following cheeses (for the cheddar) and spice (for the chile pepper) to create tasty Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffle variations:
    1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese and 5 teaspoons dill weed
    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese and 5 teaspoons oregano
    1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese and 5 teaspoons dried orange zest
    1/4 cup crumbled chèvre cheese and 5 teaspoons basil
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