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party and holiday four-cheese pate (easy)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

One of my favorite "fancy dancy" dishes to make for parties, potlucks, holidays and such! Very easy to make and so very good! Rich and creamy and wonderful on fresh apple slices or crackers. This feeds a small crowd, but leftovers keep very well in the fridge. ;) Enjoy! :D (Photo from Taste of Home)

(1 rating)
yield 15 -20
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For party and holiday four-cheese pate (easy)

  • 3 (8 oz.)
    pkgs. cream cheese softened, divided
  • 2 Tbl.
  • 2 Tbl.
    sour cream
  • 3/4 cup
    chopped pecans, more if needed
  • 4 oz.
    brie cheese, rind removed, softened
  • 1 cup
    (4 oz.) shredded swiss cheese
  • 4 oz.
    crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup
    pecan halves
  • red and green apple slices and/or crackers

How To Make party and holiday four-cheese pate (easy)

  • 1
    In a bowl, beat one package of cream cheese with milk and sour cream until smooth. Spread into a 9" pie plate lined with plastic wrap. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. In a bowl, beat Brie, Swiss, blue cheese and remaining cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Gently spread over chopped pecans, smoothing the top to form a flat surface. Cover and chill overnight or up to 3-4 days. Before serving, invert onto a plate and remove plastic wrap. Arrange pecan halves on top. Serve with apples or crackers. Don't forget to put out a little appetizer knife, too.