"Pine Cone" Pesto Cheese Topper

Sophisticated flavors of basil pesto and toasted almonds combine in this bite sized appetizer that looks like mini pine cones on RITZ Crackers.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 4 oz. Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 16 RITZ Crackers
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sliced almonds, broken in half
  • 16 small fresh basil  leaves

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Recipe Tips


Mix Neufchatel cheese and pesto until blended; spoon into resealable plastic bag.


Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe Neufchatel mixture into oval shape on top of each cracker.


Press nut pieces into Neufchatel mixture to resemble pine cones.


Add basil sprigs.