Thursday, December 2, 2010

Share A Spoon

Day 2 of my 25 posts in December!!!
I am linking up for Share a Spoon and sharing my go to appetizer.  It is so festive looking and so yummy!!!
I got the recipe last year from Kraft and made a few little adaptations.

What you need:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, well chilled (I freeze mine for about 5 minutes)
3 Tbsp.  finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, well drained
3 Tbsp. finely chopped drained canned artichoke hearts
2 Tbsp.  pesto (I make my own**)
2 Tbsp. chopped PLANTERS Smoked Almonds
2 tsp.  chopped fresh parsley
What you do (or what I do):
Using a cheese wire or dental floss cut the cream cheese length wise into three "equal" parts.  Place one layer of cheese on a plate and layer with sun dried tomatoes.  Place the next layer of cheese on top of sun dried tomatoes and top that with a mix of the pesto and artichoke hearts.  Layer with the last slice of cheese and top with the chopped almonds with parsley.
Serve with a yummy/hearty cracker.
**I make m own pesto, I have used Classico Pesto before but, this past summer I started to make my own pesto.  There us great organic farm near my home that has fresh basil, making pesto is so easy!  Please don't ask me for a recipe because I eye ball making it, a lot of basil (sometimes I even throw in some mint basil), about 1/4-1/2 Parmesan cheese, 1/4 walnuts (I like to use walnuts instead of pine nuts), and then stream in olive oil until it is the consistency I like.


  1. This sounds really good! I make my own pesto as well. LOVE fresh pesto!

    My husband will love this. Sun-dried tomatoes and cream cheese? OH YES!

    Thanks for Sharing!!

  2. Don't forget to go comment on my giveaway post for your extra entry for posting today! ;P

  3. Sounds good. I think I could take it to my mom's for the holiday. (Can I get pesto in a jar??)