Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread
 
inspired by The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients
  • 8 oz/1 pack cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple or 1 small can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 celery rib, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 30-40 perfect pecan halves to make the pineapple effect
  • Crackers or bread slices for dipping
Directions
  1. Cut the top off your pineapple and cut it in half lengthwise. Keep that in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  2. Squeeze juice out of chopped pineapple before mixing it with the cream cheese or else spread will become watery.
  3. Using a mixer or a fork, combine pineapple, cream cheese, bell pepper, celery, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
  4. Chill cream cheese mixture for a couple of hours before serving to let flavors marry. It’s even much better if you’ll make this ahead, say, for tomorrow’s event.
  5. In a plate, shape cream cheese mixture in a hump that resembles half a pineapple.
  6. Place pineapple top at the top end of the hump- shaped cheese.
  7. Layer the pecan halves, starting at the bottom, and keep shingling until you get to the top. Or you can start at the top, whichever way works best for you.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at https://www.thepeachkitchen.com/2011/11/pineapple-cream-cheese-spread/