Gruyere Pinecone Spread

31  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 2 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 30 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Gruyere Pinecone Spread Recipe


  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 env. (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix
  • 4 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary (5 inch)
  •  WHEAT THINS Original Snacks


  • Beat  Neufchatel cheese and dry soup mix in medium bowl until blended. Add shredded cheese; mix well.
  • Divide  cheese mixture in half. Shape each half into 5x2-1/2-inch oval that is slightly pointed at one end to resemble a pinecone. Place on serving plate, leaving spaces around sides of both pinecones. Insert nuts, at a slight angle and in horizontal rows, into cheese mixture as shown in photo.
  • Tuck  rosemary sprigs around pinecones to resemble tree branches.
  • Refrigerate  2 hours. Let pinecones stand at room temperature 15 min. before serving to soften slightly.
  • Serve  with WHEAT THINS.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using shredded Emmental or Swiss cheese.

NoteTo prepare more than 2 hours ahead of time, shape cheese mixture into pinecone shapes but do not cover with nuts. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. Insert nuts into pinecones up to 2 hours before serving.


Nutrition Information

Makes 30 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 230 
    • Total fat 13 g
    • Saturated fat 3.5 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 360 mg
    • Carbohydrate 24 g
    • Dietary fiber 4 g
    • Total sugars 5 g
    •     Includes added sugars 4 g
    • Protein 6 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium 4 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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