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Almond Cheese Pinecone

Type: Nuts
Courses: Dips and Spreads, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 25 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 packets  Cream cheese - softened
2 packets  Process cheese spread with pimientos
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozBlue cheese - crumbled
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozMinced green onion
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlWorcestershire sauce
2 cups 186g / 6.6ozBlue Diamond - blanched whole almonds, toasted
  Pine sprigs - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, cheese spread with pimiento and blue cheese until smooth. With a spoon, stir in green onions and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour.

On a work surface, with hands, shape cheese mixture into the shape of a large pinecone. Arrange on a wooden board. Beginning at the narrow end of the pinecone, carefully press almonds about 1/4 inch deep into cheese mixture in rows, making sure that the pointed end of each almond extends at a slight angle.

Continue pressing almonds into cheese mixture in rows, with rows slightly overlapping, until all of the cheese is covered. Garnish with pine sprigs. Serve with crackers.

Favorite Brand Names Recipes Cookbook, 1981


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