Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Spread

The fabulous flavor of toasted walnuts infuses every bite of this rich and creamy spread. Have it ready in 10 minutes!

Yield

16 servings

Ingredients

1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
French bread slices
apple and pear slices

Directions

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the Gorgonzola cheese for garnish. In food processor, place cream cheese, remaining Gorgonzola cheese, half-and-half and pepper. Cover and process just until blended.

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the walnuts for garnish. Stir remaining walnuts into cheese mixture. Spoon into shallow serving bowl. Sprinkle with reserved Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and the parsley. Serve with bread slices and apple slices.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes

Additional Information

You can make this delicious spread up to 3 days ahead of time.

* To toast walnuts, bake uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan at 350°F (177°C) for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Storage

Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 105 (Calories from Fat 90), Total Fat 10 g (Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 160 mg; Total Carbohydrate 1 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 2 Fat

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