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       Title: Parmesan Pine Cone
  Categories: Appetizers, Cheese/eggs
       Yield: 8 servings
  
  
   1 	c 	almonds, sliced (about 4 ounces) 12 	oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 	c
   	cheese, Parmesan, grated 1/4 	c	mayonnaise 1-1/2 	ts oregano, fresh,
   chopped 		-or 1/2 t dried 1 	sm garlic clove, crushed 		Crackers
   
   1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread almonds in a single layer on a
   baking sheet. Toast in oven, shaking pan once or twice, until almonds are
   lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Cool. >>>
   
   2. In a medium bowl or in a food processor, combine cream cheese, Parmesan
   cheese, mayonnaise, oregano, and garlic. Blend until well mixed.
   Refrigerate until firm but still pliable, about 1 hour.
   
   3. Place cheese mixture on a serving board or platter and form into shape
   of a pine cone. Stud top with toasted slivered almonds to complete
   illusion. Serve with crackers.
  
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