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Fresh Basil Wrapped Cheese Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen Moilanen
Added: Sunday, January 6, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (4 oz.)
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (2 oz.)
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. pepper
24 fresh basil leaves, 2-2 1/2 -inches long

Directions:
Directions:
Mix cheeses and pepper untiul blended. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape into balls.

Shape 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into ball. Roll slightly to form an oval, about 1 inch long. Place on wide end of basil leaf; roll up. Roll leaf and cheese between fingers to form an oval. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture and basil leaves.

Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate wntil serving but no longer than 24 hours.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24 appetizers
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
4 ounces of cream cheese, softened, can be substituted for the mascarpone. If the basil leaves are not the correct size, just chop them and roll the cheese balls in them rather than covering each ball with a whole leaf.

 

 

 

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