The only downside to this beautiful Pinecone Spinach-Cheese Spread is that no one wants to make the first move to dig in!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1 cup tightlly packed baby spinach leaves
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/3 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Process spinach, oil and garlic in food processor until well blended. Add next 3 ingredients; process until well blended.
Shape into 4-inch oval on sheet of waxed paper.
Insert nuts in rows to completely cover cream cheese mixture to resemble pinecone. Refrigerate 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Serve with crackers.
Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don't overdo it on calories.
Mix 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce into cream cheese mixture before shaping as directed.
Cheese spread can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
18 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
* 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.