Cheese Spread Pinecone
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 28
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Fresh dill sprigs
  • Breadsticks, crackers and/or raw vegetables
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add the feta, mozzarella, onion and cayenne ; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. On a serving platter, form cheese mixture into a pinecone shape. Beginning at the narrow end, arrange almonds in overlapping rows. Add cinnamon stick and dill for the stem and pine needles. Serve with breadsticks, crackers and/or vegetables. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.