Gruyere Pinecone Spread

This creamy spread combines Gruyere and Neufchatel cheeses, then cleverly creates cheesy pinecones with the mixture using toasted and sliced almonds.

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 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
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary  (5 inch)
  • WHEAT THINS Original Snacks

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Recipe Tips


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.