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Brandied Blue Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

about 2 cups

Pour on the holiday spirit with a splash of brandy and three kinds of cheese. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are a crunchy topping for the smooth spread. —T.B. England, San Antonio, Texas
Brandied Blue Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (4 ounces) garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the first 9 ingredients until blended. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours before serving. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 121 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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