Crunchy, creamy, tangy. This appetizer recipe featuring RITZ Crackers is a must for your holiday gathering.
Crunchy, creamy, tangy. We’ve got an appetizer recipe featuring RITZ Crackers that you’ve got to try. Our recipe for Pine Cone Pesto Cheese Topper with RITZ Crackers:
4 oz. Neufchatel cheese, softened (or cream cheese)
1 Tbsp. basil pesto
16 RITZ Crackers
2 Tbsp. toasted sliced almonds, broken in half
16 small fresh basil leaves
MIX Neufchatel cheese (or any cream cheese) and pesto until blended; spoon into resealable plastic bag.
CUT small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe Neufchatel mixture into oval shape on top of each cracker.
PRESS nut pieces into Neufchatel mixture to resemble pine cones.
ADD basil sprigs.
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