Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cheese and Pesto layer dip

I found this recipe by Paula Deen and used it at Harper's birthday party. I thought it was really good.

Cheese and
Pesto Layer Dip

2 8oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
16 oz smoked provolone shredded (I used mozzarella instead)
1 5oz parm cheese
1 cup Pesto
1 cup toasted pine nuts

Beat cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Add cheeses and beat until combined.

Line a 9x5 loaf pan with heavy plastic wrap allowing edges to extend over sides of pan. Spoon 1/3 of cheese mixture into pan. Spoon 1/4 of pesto on top and repeat layers twice.

Cover and freeze for 4 hrs & up to 2 wks.

Before serving - unmold onto a platter, remove plastic and let stand for one hour. Press pine nuts on side (this takes a lot of work and I got lazy and just did a row instead of covering the whole thing).
Top with remaining pesto.
Serve with crackers


Anonymous said...

That looks great!

Jess :) said...

I LOVE pesto and cream cheese together!!!!! Plus, there's butter too and we all know how Miss Paula feels about her "butta!" EVERYTHING is ALWAYS better with lots and LOTS of butter!!!

Hayley said...

Kelly - Did you do the pine nuts one at a time?! I think you are supposed to just grab a small handful and press them around the sides - it will go a lot faster that way! :)
PS: this is my first time commenting but i've been reading your blog for a couple months - love it!

kanishk said...

That looks great!
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