Cheese & Shallot Party Spread

Cheese & Shallot Party Spread
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Give this festive pine cone-shaped cheese ball to your friends as a holiday hostess gift. Be sure to include the recipe, or they will be asking you for it!!
45 min
Prep Time
3:45
Total Time
2 1/3 cups

Ingredients

Shallots

1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 large (1/4 cup)
shallots*
1 teaspoon
sugar

Spread

1 (8-ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup
shredded provolone cheese
2 tablespoons
finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon
country-style Dijon mustard, if desired
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Topping

1/2 cup
sliced almonds

Garnish

Fresh rosemary sprigs, if desired
 
Assorted crackers
 
*Substitute finely chopped onion.

Directions

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add shallots and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until shallots are browned and caramelized. Immediately remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Combine shallot mixture and all remaining spread ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Shape cheese mixture on waxed paper into pine cone shape. Place onto serving plate. Insert sliced almonds at an angle to resemble pine cone. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight to blend flavors.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprigs just before serving, if desired. Serve with assorted crackers.

Recipe Tips

Purchase extra sliced almonds to select whole slices for inserting.

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Nutrition Facts (1 tablespoon)

Calories
70
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
1g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Although the recipe ststes it should look like pine cone, I was delighted when I saw the photo. It looks like a hedgehog! Put two peppercorns for eyes and half an olive for the nose, and voila! A hedgehog. I'm having a friend over for a mid-afternoon tea, and we will be partaking of hedgehog party spread.

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