Pinecone-Shaped Spread Recipe
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Pinecone-Shaped Spread Recipe

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Spreading Christmas cheer is deliciously simple with this holiday novelty. Originally my mother's recipe, it always gets raves.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups whole unblanched almonds, toasted
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, optional
  • Assorted crackers or raw vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 236 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, onion, dill and pepper; chill. Form into two pinecone shapes on a serving platter. Beginning at the narrow end of each shape, arrange almonds in overlapping rows. Garnish with rosemary if desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Pinecone-Shaped Spread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p21

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eep2750 223068
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"My friends and family LOVE this dip. I use slivered almonds and place them standing up instead of the whole nut."

onetigerlily01 25212
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"I wouls use neufatchel cheese, fat free mayonaise, and turkey bacon."

MY REVIEW 202992
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"This is a very impressive appetizer. I made two for a party and they went fast."

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