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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

Ingredients

  • 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

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 236 calories, 23 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 236 calories, 23 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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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."

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

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

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

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

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