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Nutty Fruit 'n' Cheese Tray

 Nutty Fruit 'n' Cheese Tray
Starting with packaged cheese cubes hurries along this lovely display. But trim your grocery bill by buying blocks of cheese and cutting them yourself, and trim time by using plain walnut or pecan halves instead of making the Candied Walnuts. Cost: $38.16 We stacked 12-inch, 10-inch and 8-inch cake plates to create this tiered display.
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) cubed Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) cubed cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) cubed Swiss cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) cubed pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 pound green grapes
  • 1 pound seedless red grapes
  • 1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • Candied Walnuts

Directions

  • Slice pineapple in half horizontally. Cut top half of pineapple into
  • 1-in. wedges, leaving intact. Transfer to a serving platter. Peel
  • and cube remaining pineapple. Arrange cheeses, fruits and walnuts on
  • platter. Yield: 24 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (6 ounces) equals 313 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 337 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.