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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Pistachio-Covered Cheese Log

Pistachios give appealing texture and eye-catching color to our easy cheese-log appetizer.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 1 bar (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup coarsely grated sharp white cheddar (4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • Crackers, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, cheddar, Dijon, and Worcestershire until well combined; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until slightly firm, 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, toast pistachios over medium, stirring frequently, until fragrant and golden, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate; let cool.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer cheese mixture to a piece of waxed paper; using paper, shape into a 6-inch-long log. Cover with pistachios, pressing to adhere. Wrap log in a fresh piece of waxed paper; chill until firm, 1 to 2 hours (or up to 1 day). Serve with crackers.

Source
Everyday Food, December 2008

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Reviews (3)

  • aquajade 22 Nov, 2010

    I used a sharp vintage cheddar cheese and didn't need the salt and pepper. I would use a little more worchestershire sauce and mustard for an added kick. The toasted pistachios had a very nice flavor. Good recipe!

  • razmarie 2 Dec, 2008

    I found that this was easy and wonderful, but needed to add a bit more mustard and pepper to give it a little more "umph". It was a big hit at my mother's for Thanksgiving!

  • razmarie 2 Dec, 2008

    I found that this was easy and wonderful, but needed to add a bit more mustard and pepper to give it a little more "umph". It was a big hit at my mother's for Thanksgiving!