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