Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tempt My Tummy, Tuesday

Today I am really enjoying the TMTT food carnival sponsored by Lisa and her sister. Tomorrow I help my mom take refreshments to our Bible study group. Being a retired elementary school teacher I always associate this time in September with our dear Johnny Appleseed. So we were thinking apples- nothing fancy, just wonderful sweet apples. Nothing goes better with apples than cheese. So I ran across this fabulous cheese spread from Pampered Chef that is just amazing with sliced apples, and a tad of caramel dip. It is also so delish on any type of cracker. It really speaks to you about autumn and the delights of the orchard, hearth and home.
Betcha' can't eat just one!!!!!

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Three Cheese Walnut Spread
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

Apple wedges, pear wedges or assorted crackers (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts in a Baker. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Meanwhile, in Bowl, microwave cream cheese on HIGH 1 minute or until softened. Add blue cheese, mozzarella cheese and black pepper; mix well.

Remove baker from oven to Cooling Rack. Carefully pour walnuts into cheese mixture; mix well. Spoon cheese mixture back into baker, spreading evenly.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted. Garnish with parsley. Place baker on serving platter; surround with apple or pear wedges or assorted crackers, if desired.

8 comments:

  1. Mmmmm...yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. My son's class did Johnny Appleseed last week. It was so fun doing all the apple tasting and graphing and measuring.

    You are so right about apples and cheese. One of our favorite snacks right now is apples and cheese toasted on a bagel.

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  3. This is a really special treat!

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  4. I think we will be trying this at the next Sunday school party!

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  5. looks tasty! i'm sure the Bible study folks will love it! :)

    love,
    dd

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