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Easy Herbed Cream Cheese Spread

Easy Herbed Cream Cheese Spread recipe
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I made this for a fancy anniversary was absolutly wonderful...Full of flavor...colorful and easy and fun to eat...(I cut the ham up before I put in in between more
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on 6/12/2006
10 min
10 min
8 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers each
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What You Need

Tbsp.  finely chopped basil
 Grated peel of 1 lemon
tsp.  cracked black pepper
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
Tbsp.  KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Tbsp.  chopped OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Brown Sugar Ham (2 slices)
 woven wheat crackers

Make It

MIX basil, lemon peel and pepper in shallow plate until well blended.

PLACE cream cheese in basil mixture; turn to evenly coat all sides, pressing basil mixture into cream cheese to secure. Cut cream cheese block horizontally in half; place one half on serving dish, basil mixture side down. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese onto cut-side of cream cheese. Top with ham and second half of cream cheese, cut-side down with basil mixture on top.

SERVE at room temperature or microwave on HIGH 45 sec. or until warm. Serve as a spread with crackers.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Healthy Living
Save 70 calories and 9 grams of fat by preparing as directed with PHILADELPHIA Fat Free Cream Cheese.
Variation - Rosemary-Lemon PHILADELPHIA® Spread
Add 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves to the basil mixture.
Subsitute TRISCUIT Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers for TRISCUIT Crackers.
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