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Layered Basil Cheese Spread

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A pleasant blend of fresh basil and Parmesan cheese separates layers of cream cheese and tomato in this party-perfect appetizer."
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4 h 20 m servings 99 cals
Original recipe yields 28 servings


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  1. Line 3 1/2-to 4-cup bowl or mold with plastic wrap, allowing excess wrap to extend over sides. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl gently stir together cream cheese and tomato. Set aside.
  3. In food processor bowl combine basil, Parmesan cheese, parsley, pine nuts and garlic. Cover and process until very finely chopped. With food processor running, slowly add oil through feed tube. Process until mixture is consistency of soft butter.
  4. Spread one-third of cream cheese mixture in prepared bowl. Top with one-half of basil mixture. Repeat layers. Spread remaining cheese mixture on top. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  5. On serving plate invert bowl. Remove plastic wrap. Garnish with tomato and fresh basil, if desired. Serve with crackers.


  • *NOTE: Two tablespoons KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES™ crumbs may be substituted for the pine nuts or almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 99 calories; 8.2 g fat; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 151 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Took this to work today for the staff. They RAVED about it - beautiful presentation, great taste! Used whole almonds and fresh basil and parsley from the garden. If using a food processor, no ne...