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Pesto Cream Cheese Tree
Pesto Cream Cheese Tree

Pesto Cream Cheese Tree

1 Hr(s) 20 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) Cook
Whip up a tasty Pesto Cream Cheese Tree for a festive holiday event appetizer from My Food and Family. Mold your pesto cream cheese into a tree shape and top it with sliced almonds and red peppers to look like tree ornaments.
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10 servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings
2 Tbsp. pesto
1 Tbsp. chopped red peppers
fresh Italian parsley leaves
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Let's Make It
1
Mix cream cheese, shredded cheese and pesto until blended.
2
Refrigerate 1 hour.
3
Shape cream cheese mixture into 1-inch-high Christmas tree-shape on serving plate.
4
Reserve 5 nuts for later use. Press remaining nuts onto sides of tree.
5
Decorate with reserved nuts and remaining ingredients as shown in photo.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Savor this tasty festive spread. Each 2-Tbsp. serving goes a long way on flavor.
Tip 2
Serving Suggestion
Serve with crackers.
Tip 3
Substitute
Substitute chopped PLANTERS Pecans for the sliced almonds.
Nutrition
Calories
130
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
15%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fibers less than 1g
2%
Sugars 0.7073g
1%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
10 servings, about 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.
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