Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hot Cheesy Almond Spread

Recipe from All New Simple & Elegant Recipes by Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Husband Tested in Alice’s Kitchen
Makes 2 ⅓ cups

If you’re looking for a make-ahead hot dip to serve or take to a party, this and Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip (recipe on this blog) are good ones to have in your repertoire. You might want to double the recipe because it’ll disappear fast!

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
⅓ cup mayo
¼ cup sliced green onions (scallions)
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted

Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat all ingredients except the almonds in a small mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Stir in almonds. Spread into a 9 inch pie plate or other oven proof dish. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes. Garnish with additional toasted almonds. Serve with assorted crackers.

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