almond cheese pinecone

Categories
Appetizer
Yield
1 servings
MeasureIngredient
  Crackers
  Pine sprigs for garnish
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup Minced green onions
½ pounds Crumbled blue cheese
2 cups Blanched toasted whole
  Almonds
3 packs (8-oz ea) cream cheese
  Softened
Jars (5-oz ea) pasteurized
  Process cheese spread
  W/pimento

In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese, cheese spread with pimento and blue cheese until smooth. With spoon, stir in green onions and worcestershire sauce. Cover and refrigerate about one hour. On work surface, with hands, shape cheese mixture into shape of large pine cone. Arrange on wooden board. Beginning at narrow end of cone, carefully press almonds about ¼ inch deep into cheese mixture in rows, making sure that pointed end of each almond extends at a slight angle. Continue pressing almonds into cheese mixture in rows, with rows slightly overlapping, until all cheese is covered. Garnish pinecone with pine sprigs. Serve with crackers.

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