Cheese Spread Recipe

Easter Bonnet Cheese Spread

This cute hat is made from cream cheese, pineapple, green onion and basil.

60 min.prep time 4:35total time
28 servings
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cheese Mixture

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, well-drained
3 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup sliced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt

Garnish

Ribbon: Carrot peels
Edible flowers, such as pansies
Basil leaves or parsley, if desired

Serve With

Crackers
Assorted cut-up vegetables

Directions

Combine cream cheese and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Reserve 1/2 cup. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

Add all remaining cheese mixture ingredients to remaining cream cheese mixture in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed.

Form crown for hat by lining (11-ounce) custard cup with plastic food wrap, extending over edges. Firmly press 1 1/4 cups cheese mixture into lined cup; cover with plastic food wrap. 

Create hat brim by placing remaining cheese mixture onto serving plate. Shape into 9-inch round; cover with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate crown and brim at least 2 hours or until firm.

Remove cheese mixture from refrigerator 1 hour before using.

Remove plastic wrap from crown and brim; invert crown onto center of hat brim. Peel off plastic wrap. Re-shape with hands, if necessary. Frost hat with reserved cream cheese mixture. Use carrot peels for ribbon. Garnish with edible flowers and basil leaves, if desired. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and cut-up vegetables.

Recipe Tip

- If refrigerating crown and brim for more than 2 hours, also refrigerate reserved 1/2 cup cheese mixture. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour prior to spreading.

- To create carrot ribbon, peel 1 carrot. Use vegetable peeler to make long flat slices; attach where crown and brim meet.

- Pull table knife from hat ribbon to edge of brim to create a decorative design on hat brim.


Easter Cheese Bonnet/Video by Virtutrix

Nutrition Facts (1 serving dip only)

Calories: 110

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #14909©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Was not sure of this flavor combination. But c.f. game out great first-time cream these dip disappeared

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