Impress your guests with this glorious appetizer cheese spread made with Tuscan-style seasonings and grilled on a cedar plank.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 untreated cedar plank (14x7x1 inch)
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
Immerse plank in water, placing weight on top of plank to keep it submerged. Soak 4 hours.
Beat cream cheese products with mixer until blended. Stir in 2 Tbsp. tomatoes. Shape into ball; roll in remaining tomatoes, then parsley until evenly coated.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Heat grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 350ºF. Place cedar plank on grill grate over unlit area; top with cheese ball. Cover. Grill 15 to 20 min. or until cheese ball starts to soften, monitoring for consistent grill temperature.
Serve with toasted French bread baguette slices. To toast the bread slices, just place them on the grill grate for the last 5 min. of the cheese ball grilling time, turning after 3 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.