Bette Davis Eyes Appetizers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Goat cheese, grapes and pistachios! From Menus and Music. "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy party!" "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." --as Margo Channing in ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) (a .WAV file).


  1. Pack the goat cheese around each grape and roll it in the palm of your hand till smooth and round.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. Before serving, roll the grapes in the ground pistachios and cut in half. Can you see why they call it Bette Davis eyes?.
  4. This makes 50 hors d'oeuvres.
Most Helpful

These were a hit at the party I took them to - so out of the ordinary. I had several requests for the recipe.

loveskitties December 15, 2009

A hint of salt from the nuts, a wonderful creaminess from the cheese, and a splash of lucsious sweetness from the grapes. I rolled too much cheese on the ones for the pictures, (just for the eyeball effect!); put it on very thin, just to cover the grape, otherwise the cheese takes over. Make sure to buy juicy grapes. I rolled them twice in the finely ground nuts. These come together quicker than you might think. I will make these again! Thanks Oolala!

Chef PotPie June 14, 2008