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Brandied Blue Cheese Spread

Pour on the holiday spirit with a splash of brandy and three kinds of cheese. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are a crunchy topping for the smooth spread. —T.B. England, San Antonio, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2 cups


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (4 ounces) garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a small bowl, mix the first nine ingredients until blended. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  • Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours before serving. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 121 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • bonito15
    Jun 5, 2019

    OMG i could eat this entire recipe by my self - it is even better than it looks - should have made a double batch

  • Terralita
    Dec 28, 2015

    Wow! This recipe is even better than it sounds. I made it for my family Christmas tree trimming get-together and everyone (even my most persnickety aunt) thought it was absolutely fabulous. So cheesy, salty, and crunchy all at the same time, and that touch of brandy just sent it over the moon. It was so good that I've been asked to bring it to my sister's New Year's Day party -- and a double batch to boot. This one is definitely going into the family recipe book. It's 5 stars all the way!