We had another snowstorm up here in Minneapolis and once again, I am looking out into a winterwonderland! I love when everything is covered with that brilliant white blanket of freshly fallen snow…
I’ve just been waiting to share one of my favorite recipes with you! It is for a cheese spread and I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to share it to you because of all the parties and celebrations going on this time of year!
Cheese spreads make such a wonderful appetizer because they can be made days ahead of your party, cutting down on prep-time the day of your party. Actually, I have found that most spreads should be made a couple of days ahead of your event because it gives the ingredients time to marry in flavor and you will be left with a much more flavor-filled spread/dip.
This spread is a creamy combination of sweet red grapes, salty feta cheese, onion, cream cheese and walnuts, and looks very pretty on any holiday table…
I hope that you are all having a wonderful Christmas season!… 🙂
Creamy Grape and Feta Cheese Spread
Into a medium-sized mixing bowl place:
8 oz softened cream cheese
4 oz. container Garlic and Herb Crumbled feta cheese
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
Mix until thoroughly combined. Then add:
1 1/2 c diced red seedless grapes
1 c finely chopped walnuts
1/2 c finely chopped onion
Mix until combined. Place in a small serving bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
If you would like to serve this as a cheeseball:
Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and spoon the mixture into the bowl. Smooth down the top. Fold the plastic wrap over the top of the mixture and place in the refrigerator until firm. Then remove from bowl, unwrap, and then press on finely chopped walnuts, if you wish…
I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours to let the flavors come together. Enjoy!