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Appetizers

Mexican Cheese Wreath

Mexican Cheese Wreath recipe
photo by:kraft
This made for a very tasty and pretty holiday presentation! I considered not bothering with the olives but so glad I did. Using a small can of the finely chopped olives giv...read more
posted by
torytales
on 6/24/2007
time
prep:
15 min
total:
3 hr 15 min
servings
total:
3 cups or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
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What You Need

2
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
1/2
cup  finely chopped pitted black olives
1/2
cup  finely chopped fresh parsley
2
Tbsp.  finely chopped red peppers
1
tsp.  chili powder

Make It

BEAT cream cheese and shredded cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover.

REFRIGERATE several hours or overnight.

PLACE drinking glass in center of serving platter. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture around glass, just touching outer edge of glass, to form ring; smooth with spatula. Remove glass. Garnish with additional parsley and red peppers, if desired. Serve with assorted crackers.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
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