Pinecone Cheese Spread

Pinecone Cheese Spread

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time



Pinecone Cheese Spread

This pinecone-shaped cheese spread could serve as an edible centerpiece at your next dinner party.

Recipe courtesy of KRAFT®.

Nutrition Infomation (per serving): Calories 190, Total fat 13 g, Saturated fat 6 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 360 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Dietary fiber 1 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 6 g, Vitamin A 6 %DV, Vitamin C 0 %DV, Calcium 25 %DV, Iron 4 %DV.

Makes 2 cups spread or 16 servings, 2 tablespoons spread and 5 crackers each.

Kraft Kitchens Tips:

Size-Wise: Each 2-tablespoon serving of this spicy spread packs a flavor punch.

Make it Easy: Shape cheese mixture into ball instead of pinecone shape. Cover with almonds as desired.

Jazz It Up: Prepare as directed, adding 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce to the cream cheese mixture before shaping as directed.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/3 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted
  • RITZ Crackers


  • 1 PLACE cream cheese, shredded cheese and mustard in food processor or blender; cover. Process until well blended. Stir in chilies.
  • 2 PLACE on sheet of waxed paper; shape into 4-inch oval to resemble a pinecone. Insert almonds in rows to completely cover cream cheese mixture. Place on serving plate; cover.
  • 3 REFRIGERATE at least 2 hours or up to 5 days. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving with the crackers.


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