Buttery Blue Cheese Spread with Walnuts
Present this spread in a hollowed out bread loaf for a hostess gift to serve right away. Fill it just before giving it to make sure the loaf don't get soggy.
Also you can spoon the spread intoa crock instead of the bread loaf. Present it with toasted baguette slices and apples or pears for slicing.
3 pkgcream cheese,softened (8oz each)
1/2 cbutter, softened
1 pkgcrumbled blue cheese (4oz)
1/2 cdiced walnuts,toasted
1/2 cchopped fresh chives
1/4 ccream sherry (optional)
1round bread loaf
·toasted diced walnuts,chopped fresh chives,and fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish
How to Make Buttery Blue Cheese Spread with Walnuts
- In a large bowl,stir together cream cheese,butter,blue cheese,walnuts,chives, and if desired sherry; cover and chill mixture until ready to fill bread loaf. Let stand at room temp to soften.
- Hollow out bread loaf, leaving a 1 inch thick shell; reserve inside of loaf for other uses. Spoon softened cheese spread into shell. Garnish with walnuts,chives, and rosemary sprigs.