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Date, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Ball

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4 oz) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 TBS buttermilk
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 TBS minced pitted Medjool dates (2-3 dates)
  • 1 TBS minced shallots
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 1/2 TBS walnuts, toasted, finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Details

Servings 8
Adapted from epicurious.com

Preparation

Step 1

1. Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add dates, shallots, lemon rind, salt, & pepper. Beat at medium speed until well-blended, scraping side of bowl as necessary.

2. Spoon cheese mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a ball, using a rubber spatula. Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap; chill overnight.

3. Combine parsley and walnuts in a shallow dish. Unwrap cheese ball; gently roll in nut mixture, coating well. Place on a serving plate. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings. Each serving = 5 Weight Watchers points.

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