• This easy to make Cheese Spread is shaped and decorated with slivered almonds to look like a pinecone!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz.) Mexican-style 2% milk finely shredded four cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/3 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted
  • RITZ Crackers or stoned wheat thin crackers
4 (Rated by 1 moms)
PREP TIME 20 Min READY IN 2 Hr 20 Min
SERVINGS 16
MEAL/COURSE Appetizer
SEASON/OCCASION Fall
CUISINE American
DIETARY NOTES Vegetarian, Blogger

Preparation

  1. Process first 3 ingredients in food processor until well blended.
  2. Stir in chiles.
  3. Shape into 4-inch oval on sheet of waxed paper to resemble pinecone.
  4. Insert nuts in rows to completely cover cream cheese mixture. Transfer to serving plate.
  5. Refrigerate 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving.
  6. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Serve with crackers.

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