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Cheesy Christmas Tree

No recipe image available.This festive Christmas appetizer couldn't be easier to make, and you can be sure everyone will love it!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 crispy breadstick or pretzel rod
1/2 cup purchased or homemade pesto sauce
1/4 cup chopped red pepper

Assorted crackers for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half. Arrange both halves, with points together, on serving plate to resemble Christmas tree shape.
  2. Cut a 2-inch piece from the bread stick or pretzel rod. Place at bottom of the "tree" for the "trunk".
  3. Spoon pesto sauce over cream cheese; sprinkle with peppers.
  4. Serve as a spread with the crackers.

Makes 12 servings.