Cheesy Christmas Tree

4.5
(15) 13 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
10
min.
Servings

12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each

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.

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  • 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.

Substitute

Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

Servings

  • 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 190
% Daily Value
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* 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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  • merrell l | Fri, Jan 28 2011 9:38 AM

    This is so very quick and easy. Everyone loved it, made a very pretty presentation.

  • helenhaley | Fri, Dec 17 2010 4:12 PM

    This was a hit at last year's holiday neighboorhood get together...it only took about 10 minutes to put it together, and was simple and tasty...people kept saying it was something different and yummy, and asked if it was hard to put together. Heck no! In fact, I'm making it again tonight :) Happy Holidays!

  • MHall3 | Wed, Dec 30 2009 12:14 PM

    Looked great but was not a hit with anyone.

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