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Layered Basil-Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Summary

The party dazzler. That's you, when you arrive on the scene with roasted red peppers and olives layered with a creamy herb spread.

What You Need

  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
  • 5 pitted black olives, chopped
  • 1 tub (12 oz.) cream cheese spread
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted
  • RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  1. Cut star shape from 1 pepper, using 1/2-inch cookie cutter; set aside. Chop pepper trimmings and remaining peppers; combine with olives.
  2. Use pulsing action to blend cream cheese spread, basil and garlic in blender until smooth. Wash cream cheese tub; line with plastic wrap, with ends extending over side of tub.
  3. Spoon 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture into tub; top with olive mixture and remaining cream cheese mixture. Press firmly into cup with back of spoon.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour. Unmold cheese spread onto plate; discard plastic wrap. Top cheese spread with nuts and pepper star. Serve with crackers.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep: 15 min. Total: 1 hr. 15 min.

Number of servings (yield)

12 servings

Category

Appetizer

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