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Almond Cheese Pinecone

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Category: Appetizers, Spreads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 pk (8 oz) cream cheese;
  • -softened
  • 2 Jars (5 oz) process cheese
  • -spread with pimientos
  • 1/2 lb Blue cheese; crumbled
  • 1/4 c Minced green onion
  • 1/2 ts Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 c Blue Diamond® blanched whole
  • -almonds, toasted
  • Pine sprigs; for garnish
  • Crackers


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.

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