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Christmas Cheese Tree Appetizer

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“Pretty little Christmas tree made out of homemade cheese dip/spread coated with chopped parsley to make it green, and decorated with cherry tomatoes, pimiento stuffed green olives, cheese stars and lemon peel for "garland". Serve with stacks of crackers around the tree as "presents". Makes a GREAT centerpiece!”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
10-12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In bowl, combine well the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Place on plate and with hands shape into an 8" tall cone-shape.
  3. Press chopped parsley on "tree" all over to make it green.
  4. With small star-shaped cookie cutter, cut approximately 1" stars out of slices of cheese. (You can make some of them bells or circles if you want.).
  5. Stick about 40-50 or so toothpicks halfway (or a little more)all over evenly spaced into tree.
  6. Stick "decorations"(cheese stars, cherry tomato halves round side out, and olives) onto toothpicks.
  7. Drape lemon peel around tree, spiraling downward, to resemble garland.
  8. Cut a larger cheese star for top of tree.
  9. Place assorted crackers in stacks around base of tree for "presents".

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