Brandied Blue Cheese Spread Recipe
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Brandied Blue Cheese Spread Recipe

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Pour on the holiday spirit with a splash of brandy and three kinds of cheese. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are a crunchy topping for the smooth spread. —T.B. England, San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (4 ounces) garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first nine ingredients until blended. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Brandied Blue Cheese Spread in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p18

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Terralita User ID: 8678170 240420
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Wow! This recipe is even better than it sounds. I made it for my family Christmas tree trimming get-together and everyone (even my most persnickety aunt) thought it was absolutely fabulous. So cheesy, salty, and crunchy all at the same time, and that touch of brandy just sent it over the moon. It was so good that I've been asked to bring it to my sister's New Year's Day party -- and a double batch to boot. This one is definitely going into the family recipe book. It's 5 stars all the way!"

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