Festive Cream-Cheese Wreath

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"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (95.6 g)
  • Calories 251.6
  • Total Fat - 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8 g
  • Cholesterol - 42.4 mg
  • Sodium - 585.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 19.4 g
  • Calcium - 471.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a small frypan and cook bacon for 4 - 5 minutes until crispy and then drain on a paper towel.

Step 2

Wipe out pan, then return to heat and add walnuts and cook, tossing continuously, until golden and then remove to a board and chop into small pieces.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, tasty cheese, bacon, walnuts, cranberries and pickled cucumbers.

Step 4

Using a spatula, begin to spread the cream cheese mixture onto a serving plate, shaping into a wreath.

Step 5

Sprinkle with finely diced chives and garnish with extra cranberries.

Step 6

Serve with crackers.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Daily Inspiration

This will make a lovely wreath to serve to my family. I made it up today and will store it in the fridge until ready to display. I used all of the ingredients with the exception of the cucumbers which I did not have on hand. I especially love the combination of the bacon and cranberries. Thanks for a great addition to my holiday spread. : )

(22 Dec 2020)