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Appetizers

Cheesy Christmas Tree

Cheesy Christmas Tree recipe
photo by:kraft
Spread some holiday cheer—on a Ritz Cracker. Pesto and fresh red peppers turn cream cheese into an edible decoration that just might upstage your other tree.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
10 min
servings
total:
12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
1/2
cup  pesto
1/4
cup  chopped red peppers
1
stick  KRAFT or POLLY-O Twists
 RITZ Crackers

Make It

CUT block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Arrange both halves, with points together, on serving plate to resemble Christmas-tree shape.

CUT a 2-inch piece from the string cheese. Place at bottom of tree for the trunk. Wrap up remaining cheese; refrigerate until ready to use for snacking or other use.

SPOON pesto over cream cheese; sprinkle with peppers. Serve as a spread with the crackers.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
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