This festive dip is the ultimate holiday appetizer for cheese lovers. Although your guests may think this fun cheese spread is too cute to eat, the call of this flavourful pesto and cheese blend will be too strong for them to ignore. We guarantee they'll dig in and savor every tasty bite.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 10 Servings
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1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp. Classico Basil Pesto di Genova
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted, divided
1 Tbsp. chopped red peppers
1 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley leaves
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How do I make it ?
Mix cream cheese, mozzarella and pesto until blended.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Shape cream cheese mixture into 1-inch-high Christmas tree shape on serving plate.
Reserve 5 nuts for later use. Press remaining nuts onto sides of tree.
Decorate with reserved nuts and remaining ingredients as shown in photo.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Savor this tasty festive spread. Each 2-Tbsp. serving goes a long way on flavour.
Serve with your favourite crackers.
Substitute chopped pecans for the sliced almonds.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 11 g
Saturated fat 6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 170 mg
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g
10 servings, about 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) 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.