Toasted Almond Party Spread
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, divided use
  • 2 green onions (for about 2 tablespoons chopped)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups already-shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Assorted crackers, for serving, optional
DIRECTIONS
  1. The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the almonds in a shallow dish, and place the dish in the preheated oven.
  3. Bake until the almonds are lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven and set aside to cool. (This can be done a day ahead.)
  5. Rinse the green onions and trim away the roots. Finely mince them, using all of the whites and enough tender green tops to make 2 tablespoons.
  6. Place the pieces in a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Add 1/3 cup of the almonds, the cream cheese, Swiss cheese, salad dressing, nutmeg and black pepper to the bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
  8. Spread the mixture into a 9-inch glass pie plate or other attractive glass or ceramic baking dish.
  9. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven, and garnish with the remaining toasted almonds.
  11. Serve with assorted crackers, if desired.
  12. Makes about 2 1/3 cups