Thanksgiving Appetizers: Cheese Pinecones

Thanksgiving appetizers

These cheese pinecones make attractive Thanksgiving appetizers. A cheese pinecone or two would also be appropriate as a party food for a Christmas get-together. They’re simple to make, although they are somewhat time consuming. I always like to insert some fake greenery in the “stem end” to make the pinecones more realistic.

Holle’s Cheese Pinecones recipe

what you’ll need:

  • 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry’s garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley, ground
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • sliced almonds

Directions: Combine all ingredients except for sliced almonds. Shape mixture into an egg. Insert sliced almonds into cheese egg so that it resembles a pinecone.

Serve with crackers.