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Pretty Stuffed Spring Peas

 Pretty Stuffed Spring Peas
These stuffed peas are the perfect way to welcome spring and sail right through summer. I serve them on a platter surrounded by juicy strawberries. —Phyllis Cooper, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 36 fresh snow peas (about 1/4 pound), trimmed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and
  • refrigerate overnight.
  • Let filling stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a
  • large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add snow peas; cover
  • and boil for 1-2 minutes. Drain and immediately place peas in ice
  • water. Drain and pat dry.
  • Gently split peas open; pipe about 1 teaspoonful of filling into each
  • pod. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 23 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.