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Layered Blue Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 cups

This is an attractive and tasty spread to present guests at holiday parties. Serve it with crackers or even vegetable dippers. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sour cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted breads or crackers

Directions

  1. On a serving plate, spread two packages of cream cheese into an 8-in. circle. In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese, 1/4 cup sour cream, parsley, cilantro, chives and pepper until blended. Spread over cream cheese layer to within 1/2 in. of the edges.
  2. In a small bowl, beat remaining cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Spread over blue cheese layer to within 1 in. of the edges. Sprinkle with walnuts just before serving. Serve with breads or crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 103 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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