Monday, January 3, 2011

Please bring an appetizer...(Recipe: Pesto Cream Cheese Spread)

"Please bring an appetizer..."  were the words that left my husbands lips as he re-read a holiday party hour before we were supposed to leave!  I had yet put on my party face, fed the Baking Toddler, packed my bag with toddler gear, or gotten dressed for that matter.  Of course I wasn't going to walk through the door empty handed so I had to act FAST.  Like make something in 5 minutes fast!

When I worked at Central Market, we would whip up a pesto cream cheese spread and serve it on our freshly baked breads.  It became so popular that our store would sell out of Tex-A-France pesto every time we served it.  You can choose your favorite pesto, it works well with all flavors.  It has become a staple at my parties and always seems to be a crowd pleaser wherever I take it.  And whats even better, you can make it in about (or less than) 5 minutes.

Pesto Cream Cheese Spread
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1-16 oz. container Whipped Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1-7 oz. container Tex-A-France Sundried Tomato Pesto (you can use any-but this is my favorite)
  1. Place cream cheese and pesto in a bowl of a kitchen aide mixer and mix until incorporated.
  2. Pour spread into a serving bowl.  Serve with baguette slices.

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

Looks really good...and easy. You know me. I'm all about easy!