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                              ALMOND PINECONES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4   c            Whole natural almonds
    8       oz           Cream cheese
      1/2   c            Mayonnaise
    5       sl           Bacon -- cooked and crumbled
    1       tb           Green onion -- chopped
      1/2   ts           Dill weed
      1/8   ts           Pepper
 
   Spread almonds in a single layer in shallow pan. Bake at 300F, 15 minutes,
   stirring often, until almonds just begin to turn color. Combine cream
   cheese (let soften first) and mayonnaise; mix well. Add bacon, onion, dill
   and pepper; mix well. Cover and chill overnight. To serve, Form cheese
   mixture into shapes of 2 pinecones on serving platter. Beginning at narrow
   end, press almonds at slight angle into cheese mixture in rows. Continue
   overlapping rows until all cheese is covered. Garnish with artificial pine
   sprigs. Serve with crackers. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
  
 
 
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