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Pinecone Cheese Spread

Pinecone Cheese Spread recipe

Cute, right? Squirrel this recipe away for your next party: A creamy mix of five cheeses plus Dijon mustard and almond slices will have guests pining for more.

Recipe Ingredients

Method

  1. Place cream cheese, shredded cheese and mustard in food processor or blender; cover. Process until well blended.
  2. Stir in chiles.
  3. Place on sheet of waxed paper; shape into 4-inch oval to resemble a pinecone.
  4. Insert almonds in rows to completely cover cream cheese mixture.
  5. Place on serving plate; cover.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 5 days.
  7. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving with the crackers.

Yield: 2 cups spread or 16 servings, 2 tablespoons spread and 5 crackers each
Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Each 2-tablespoon serving of this spicy spread packs a flavor punch.

Shape cheese mixture into ball instead of pinecone shape. Cover with almonds as desired.

Prepare as directed, adding 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce to the cream cheese mixture before shaping as directed.

Nutritional Information: Calories 190 Total fat 13 g Saturated fat 6 g Cholesterol 25 mg Sodium 360 mg Carbohydrate 11 g Dietary fiber 1 g Sugars 2 g Protein 6 g Vitamin A

6 %DV Vitamin C 0 %DV Calcium 25 %DV Iron 4 %DV

Reprinted with permission from kraftrecipes.com.


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