Layered Athenian Cheese Spread
With holiday spirit, this molded cheese spread combines tender spinach, sweet
red peppers and tangy feta and cream cheeses for all-out great flavor.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 3 hours
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 packages (4 ounces each) crumbled feta cheese
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 jar (7 ounces) sweet roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
1/3 cup whole natural almonds, chopped
Canapé French Bread (recipe follows), toasted
Combine cream cheese and feta cheese in Classic Batter Bowl. Press garlic over
cheese mixture using Garlic Press; mix well. Stir in spinach.
Chop red peppers using Food Chopper. Line Small Batter Bowl with plastic wrap;
divide cheese mixture in half. Press half of the cheese mixture into small
batter bowl; top with red peppers. Spread remaining cheese mixture over red
peppers. Cover; refrigerate several hours to allow flavors to blend.
To serve, invert onto serving plate. Remove plastic wrap. Chop almonds with food
chopper; press onto top of molded cheese. Serve with toasted Canapé French Bread
(p. 25) or assorted crackers.
Yield: 20 servings
Nutrients per serving (about 3 tablespoons): Calories 130, Total Fat 12 g,
Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 250
mg, Fiber less than 1 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1/2 meat, 1 1/2 fat
Cook’s Tip: You can make this recipe early in the morning on the day of your
party. The flavors will be blended even better.
Source: Pampered Chef