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Cheesy Christmas Tree

Cheesy Christmas Tree is rated 4.461538461538462 out of 5 by 13.
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
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was the most popular dish on the Christmas party table. It was the most popular dish on the Christmas party table. Beforehand, I placed strips of paper towels along side the tree to mop up the excess oil from the pesto. I removed the towels before leaving the house. It made for a neater presentation. I used a cheese stick I had on hand and rolled it in chopped fresh chives. It gave the trunk a realistic look of needles. I had to lightly press them in so they would adhere, but the look was worth the extra step.
Date published: 2008-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a hit at last year's holiday neighboorhood get together...it only took about 10 minutes to... 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!
Date published: 2010-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a huge hit at Christmas party. This was a huge hit at Christmas party. I made a star for the top with a slice of provolone cheese and a star cookie cutter! It was very cute!
Date published: 2006-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was amazing! This was amazing!! I will definitely be making it over and over for all the Christmas parties I will be attending this year!
Date published: 2009-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i would make this over and over again. i would make this over and over again. you can put different toppings on the pesto also, i put a mango pico, it was great
Date published: 2006-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was a big hit - I also made this without making a tree shape! this was a big hit - I also made this without making a tree shape! Definitely a keeper!
Date published: 2008-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is so very quick and easy. This is so very quick and easy. Everyone loved it, made a very pretty presentation.
Date published: 2011-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from was a very tasty christmas tree in Christmas day! was a very tasty christmas tree in Christmas day!! everybody liked it.
Date published: 2007-01-29
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