Sunday, February 13, 2011

Three-Cheese Walnut Spread

Recipe from: Appetizers, Wine, and Why presented by Kyle Gruening and Dennis Kohl, Nicolet Tech. College

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (2 oz) crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/8 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1 Tbsp snipped fresh parsley
Apple wedges, pear wedges, or assorted crackers (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Toast walnuts

Combine cream cheese, blue cheese, mozzarella cheese and black pepper; mix well. Add walnuts. Spoon cheese mixture into small baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese mixture is slightly melted. Garnish with parsley. Serve with apple or pear wedges, or assorted crackers. Makes about 16 servings.

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