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Four-Cheese Pate

This impressive and festive-looking cheese spread is simple to put together and never fails to get raves at parties. Before I retired. I looked for recipes like this that can be prepared way ahead. — Jeanne Messina, Darien, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • Red and green apple slices or cracker

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat one package if cream cheese with milk and sour cream until smooth. Spread into a 9-in. pie plate lined with plastic wrap. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  • In a bowl, beat Brie, Swiss, blue cheese and remaining cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Gently spread over chopped pecans, smoothing the top to form a flat surface. Cover and chill overnight or up to 3-4 days.
  • Before serving, invert onto a plate and remove plastic wrap. Arrange pecan halves on top. Serve with apples or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 152 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • cttrampert
    Dec 21, 2011

    This is a Holiday favorite of mine to "make and take"! Everyone always raves about it - and asks for the recipe!