Pesto and Red Pepper Spread

4
(4) 3 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
2
hr.
15
min.
Servings

about 1-2/3 cups spread or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and six crackers each

Need an appetizer that’s as zesty as it is pretty? This creamy spread, with its Dijon mustard and layers of beautiful red peppers, will fit that bill.

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  • Beat cream cheese, pesto and mustard with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • Place half of the cream cheese mixture in 2-cup plastic wrap-lined bowl; press cream cheese mixture firmly into bowl. Top with peppers. Cover with remaining cream cheese mixture, spreading to edge of bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • Unmold cream cheese mixture onto serving plate; remove plastic wrap. Serve as a spread for the crackers.

Special Extra

Use a nicely shaped 2-cup terrine or mold in place of the bowl. Be sure to line it with plastic wrap before filling with cream cheese mixture. After unmolding, smooth any irregularities with small knife or spatula.

Variation Note

Cream cheese mixture can be prepared using a food processor instead of the electric mixer.

Substitute

Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese and/or GREY POUPON Country Dijon Mustard.

Servings

  • about 1-2/3 cups spread or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and six crackers each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size about 1-2/3 cups spread or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and six crackers each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %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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  • kell3278 | Thu, Sep 16 2004 9:54 AM

    A great hit with both Family and Church!! great tasteing dish Thanks

  • mommydancr | Mon, Jul 26 2004 11:45 PM

    although my guests said they enjoyed it, i would not make this again. not my cup of tea i guess!

  • Bobbi Compton | Sun, Dec 21 2003 7:16 PM

    I served this for a party this afternoon and everyone loved it. Thanks!!!!

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