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Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree

easy fiesta christmas tree Appetizer
Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 8

Party guests will “ooh” and “aah” over this delectable spread!

Updated May 18, 2005

Ingredients

  • 1
    package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • Yellow or green bell pepper
  • 1
    piece (2 inches) green onion
  • 1/4
    cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1/4
    cup apricot preserves or orange marmalade
  • 1
    teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • Assorted tortilla chips, crackers or sliced vegetables, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half; arrange on serving plate with shallow rim to form triangle.
  • 2
    Cut star out of bell pepper with star-shaped cookie cutter; place at top of tree. Place green onion piece at base of tree.
  • 3
    Mix salsa and preserves; spoon over cream cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.

  • Add presents to your tree when you arrange small crackers at the base of the spread.
  • Thinly slice the rest of the green onion, and sprinkle it on top of the salsa mixture along with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
6 g
Cholesterol
30 mg
Sodium
110 mg
Potassium
60 mg
Total Carbohydrate
8 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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