This pumpkin-shaped cheese spread adds a festive touch to your table.
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2 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely crushed cheese-flavored bite-sized crackers
1 medium bell pepper with stem
Fresh cut-up vegetables
Melt 2 teaspoons butter in skillet until sizzling; add garlic and sugar. Cook over medium–high heat, stirring constantly, 3-5 minutes or until garlic just starts to brown. Immediately remove from heat.
Combine garlic mixture and all remaining spread ingredients in bowl.
Place crushed crackers into large shallow bowl or pie pan. Roll cheese ball into crackers; press evenly to coat. Place onto serving plate.
Create stem for top of pumpkin from bell pepper slices.
Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight to blend flavors. Just before serving; score vertical lines on pumpkin with knife. Serve with crackers and vegetables.
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- Cut remaining pepper into strips to serve with cheese spread.
- To crush crackers, place crackers into resealable plastic food bag. Use rolling pin to crush crackers.
What would Halloween be without pumpkins galore? Festive jack-o’-lanterns make cakes and party snacks more fun, and creamy pumpkin puree is the trick to making fall soups, sauces and baked goods a treat.