Do you need a two-ingredient, FAST appetizer that salutes the season? I made this over the weekend for a dinner with friends, and I've made it lots of times when I am taking an appetizer to someone's home because it travels so well.
Boy! This photo sure looks unappetizing, but I promise you that it didn't really look like this. I used a pimento cheese with jalapenos that I purchased ready-made at our Publix, and simply shaped it on a silver tray, roughly in the tapered shape of a pinecone. You can use almost any cheese ball and re-shape it. Then I simply stuck toasted whole almonds into the cheese, starting with the point and layered them all the way up to the top.
(Aw, man. I really do apologize for these photos, but I was more interested in "gettin 'er done" late Saturday afternoon and the lighting was much less than ideal.) Anyhow, I then added some real snippings of Leland Cypress, a ribbon, and a small ornament. Pine would look better, but it was raining and the cyprus was just outside the door. Just keeping it real, folks!
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