Rating: 4.5 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A creamy layered dip that looks beautiful, especially at Christmas, with layers of green pistachios and dried cranberries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of dried cranberries and pistachios for garnish. Combine remaining dried cranberries and pistachio nuts in a small bowl. Line a small round mixing bowl with plastic wrap.

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  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, blue cheese, and Brie in a bowl until smooth. Spread 1/3 of cheese mixture evenly in the bottom of the plastic wrap-lined bowl. Layer 1/3 of the cranberry-nut mixture over the cheese. Layer cheese mixture with berry-nut mixture twice more, ending with a layer of cranberry-pistachio mixture.

  • Cover the bowl with more wrap, pressing the wrap down onto the spread to compress it. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, take plastic wrap off the top of the bowl and turn the layered dip out onto a serving dish. Remove remaining plastic wrap, and sprinkle reserved cranberries and pistachios around the spread to garnish.

Cook's Note

Serve with crisp Moravian-style spice cookies or gingersnaps for a spicy contrast of flavors.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 26.9mg; sodium 140.3mg. Full Nutrition
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