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Pinecone-Shaped Spread Recipe

Pinecone-Shaped Spread Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Pinecone-Shaped Spread

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

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

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