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"Pine Cone" Cheeseball Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sandy (Westervelt) Wilkins
Added: Friday, February 4, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 jars (5 oz. each) pasteurized process cheese spread with pimento
1/2 lb. blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 c. minced green onion
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 c. whole almonds, toasted
Snack crackers

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, cheese spread with pimento and blue cheese until smooth. With spoon, stir in green onions and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and refrigerate about one hour. On clean work surface, with hands, shape cheese mixture into the shape of a large pine cone. Arrange on a wooden cheese board. Beginning at the narrows end of cone, carefully press almonds about 1/4" deep into the 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 over-lapping, until all cheese is covered. Garnish pine cone with pine sprigs. Serve with crackers.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 25
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lots of work, but impressive display. You'll get 5 points for presentation!!

 

 

 

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