Saturday, October 12, 2013

Halloween Cheese and Cracker Appetizer - Cheddar Pumpkin Patch

When I was making my Spicy Spider hors d'oeuvres, I got a little tired of assembling all the olive spiders, but I still had cheese mixture left. I decided to make these cute little cheese "pumpkins".

The cheese mixture was my own recipe, but you could certainly use a different combo of cheese and cream cheese. A store bought orange cheese spread would look really cool as a pumpkin, too!

Here's what you NEED:
spreadable cheese (I made my own, recipe to follow)
almonds (crushed)

My Homeade Cheese Ingredients:
I used Tillamook Garlic Chili Sharp Cheddar and Horizon Organic Cream Cheese.

1 block cream cheese
8 oz cheddar or interesting, spicy orange cheese, shredded
small jar of roasted red peppers or small red pepper roasted
chili pepper
??? you decide ???

Cheese Instructions:

Blend ingredients in food processor on pulse until it is mixed. You do not need to pulverized this. I like to see chunks of peppers and small pieces of cheddar Just a scrape the food processor and mix on pulse until it is blended nicely.

I used a deep tablespoon and regular spoon to form a nice faceted pumpkin shape. I suppose you could use a melon baller or something to that effect.

Then I dipped it into crushed almonds.

Then I garnished with a cucumber "stem" and a parsley leaf.

Altogether, they make a really cute pumpkin patch!

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  1. these sound so good and easy - my kinda recipe!

  2. This sounds yummy and easy to make. Its even perfect for family gatherings and thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It seems like an easy app to make. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Looks good nd easy to make and healthy looking!

  5. This looks great! And easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. these sound very good, will be great for this years Halloween party

  7. I really like cheese, and cheese balls are a family favorite. I love that you used spice too. I will be making this soon.


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