Artichoke Cheese Mold

Artichoke and olives add a twist of flavor to this cheese dip.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

1
(8-oz.) container soft cream cheese with herbs and garlic
1/2
cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1
(6 1/2-oz.) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1/4
cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
1/4
teaspoon salt
Lettuce leaves, if desired
Toasted pine nuts, if desired
Fresh herb sprigs, if desired

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  • 1 Line 2-cup mold or small bowl with plastic wrap or cheesecloth. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts, olives and salt; mix well. Spoon mixture into plastic wrap-lined mold. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Remove cheese spread from mold; place on serving plate or in basket lined with lettuce. Garnish with pine nuts and herb sprigs. To give as gift, remove cheese from mold, wrap in decorative cellophane and tie with bow. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Line 2-cup mold or small bowl with plastic wrap or cheesecloth. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts, olives and salt; mix well. Spoon mixture into plastic wrap-lined mold. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Remove cheese spread from mold; place on serving plate or in basket lined with lettuce. Garnish with pine nuts and herb sprigs. To give as gift, remove cheese from mold, wrap in decorative cellophane and tie with bow. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This Mediterranean-flavored cheese spread makes a great gift to take along to a party. Add it to a basket filled with crackers and a small holiday canapé spreader. remind the recipient that the cheese needs to be refrigerated until serving time.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.