Pinecone Cheese Spread

Cute, right? Squirrel this recipe away for your next party: A creamy mix of five cheeses plus Dijon mustard and almond slices are sure to have guests pining for more.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. canned chopped green chiles
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • RITZ Crackers

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Recipe Tips


Process first 3 ingredients in food processor until blended. Stir in chiles.


Shape cream cheese mixture into 4-inch oval on sheet of waxed paper. Transfer to serving plate. Insert nuts in rows to resemble a pinecone as shown in photo.


Refrigerate 2 hours. Remove cheese spread from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly.


Serve with crackers.