Gouda cheese flower

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Measure Ingredient
1 \N 7 oz. round Gouda Cheese with red wax coating.
1 \N 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Apricot preserves
1 teaspoon Finely chopped onion
¼ cup Finely chopped pecans
¼ cup Finely chopped green bell pepper

Food Processor Directions: Using sharp knife, remove thin slice of wax coating from top of Gouda cheese. Carefully spoon out cheese, leaving wax coating intact to form a shell. If desired, cut decorative edge around opening with small knife.

In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine Gouda cheese, cream cheese, apricot preserves and onion; process until smooth. Stir in pecans and green pepper. Spoon half of mixture into wax shell, mounding in center.

Cover remaining cheese mixture; refrigerate. Refill shell as needed. Serve cheese mixture with crackers. Yield 1½ cups Typed in MMFormat by cjhartlin@... Source: Pillsbury Holiday Party Recipes Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "Cindy Hartlin" <cjhartlin@...> on Oct 12, 1998

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