Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Bell Spread

This Christmas spread is easy to make and will make your holiday table festive.  It is always fun to have something on the table that actuates the holiday theme.  Not all my kids like this spread as some do not like bacon...but I LOVE IT!  Isn't that what counts. :)  

Christmas Bell Spread
adapted and tweaked from Taste of Home recipe
2 packages cream cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup bacon bits OR 10 bacon strips cooked/crumbled
1/4 cup dried onions
1/2 cup dried parsley
powder paprika 

Step One
In your Bosch bowl with the bowl scraper, whip the cream cheese; then add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, bacon and onions.  Drop by spoonfuls onto a serving platter in the shape of a bell.  Spread with an icing knife to fill in the bell.

Step Two: 
Sprinkle bell with parsley and the base with paprika.

Serve with crackers.

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