Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Appetizer Cheese Tree

I just saw this and had to share, its so cool!
Now if I made it, it would not be in that wonderful cone/tree shape , but I'd get it as close as possible!

This is what you need:
3 packs of softened cream cheese
4 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons of pesto
1 tablespoon of grated onion
1/4 teaspoon of ground mustard (dry)
1/2 cup of chopped parsley or cilantro
1/4 cup of pine nuts
2 tablespoons of chopped red bell pepper

How to make it:
Mix the cream cheese & shredded cheese.
Divide in half.
Mix pesto into one half, onion , mustard and pepper sauce into the other half.
Cover each half & refrigerate about 4 hours
Place cheese mixtures on cookie sheet.
Shape each half into cone shape to look like a Christmas tree
Roll trees into parsley, pressing while doing that
Press pine nuts onto trees in a string form for the garland.
Press bell pepper pieces onto trees for ornaments
Top each tree with a star shape cut from a lemon peel of desired
Serve with crackers.
How cool is that!

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