"Pine Cone" Pesto-Cheese Topper

Nov 28, 2018

Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 5 min
Makes 4 servings, 4 topped crackers each.

What You Need

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

Make It

  1. Mix Neufchatel cheese and pesto until blended; spoon into resealable plastic bag.
  2. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe Neufchatel mixture into oval shape on top of each cracker.
  3. Press nut pieces into Neufchatel mixture to resemble pine cones.
  4. Add basil sprigs.

Tips

How to Toast Nuts
To easily toast nuts, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 180 calories, 14g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 2g sugars, 4g protein

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