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Sweet Citrus Pistachio Cheeseball


Sweet Citrus Pistachio Cheeseball

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Whipped Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup chopped Sunnyland Pistachios
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon Basil Pesto
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Coating

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, form into a loose ball in bowl. Sprinkle some of the toppings onto a large piece of plastic wrap, pressing cheese ball gently onto toppings. Finish coating the top and sides of cheeseball with remaining toppings. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Brush chilled cheese ball with orange marmalade and serve with your favorite crackers, apple slices or perfect with dried fruit.

 

Recipe by Staci Willson


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Savory Bacon Pecan Cheeseball


Savory Bacon Pecan Cheeseball

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sunnyland Pecan Pieces
  • ½ cup Crumbled Bacon
  • ½ cup chopped Green Onion
  • 1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ package Dry Ranch Seasoning Packet

Coating

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, form into a loose ball in bowl. Sprinkle some of the toppings onto a large piece of plastic wrap, turn cheese ball onto wrap and press gently onto toppings. Finish coating the top and sides of cheeseball with remaining toppings. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Serve with your favorite crackers and chopped veggies.

 

Recipe Staci Willson


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Summertime Herb Vinaigrette


Summertime Herb Vinaigrette

1/3 cup Sunnyland Pecan Oil

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

2 garlic cloves minced

2 tsp. spicy brown mustard

2 tsp. Sunnyland Gallberry Honey

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. dried basil leaves

1 tsp. dried oregano leaves

1 tsp. dried parsley leaves

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

 

Instructions

1.      Add all of the ingredients to a sealable container. Seal and shake until well combined.

2.      Store in the refrigerator.

3.      Shake well before each use.


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Almond Stuffed Figs


Almond Stuffed Figs

Almond Stuffed Figs

Sunnyland Toasted & Salted Almonds or Sunnyland Toasted & Salted Pecan Halves

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Sunnyland Pure Gallberry Honey  

 

For a quick appetizer or afternoon snack....

  1. Take your favorite dried fig and cut in half length wise.
  2. Stuff with pecan half or almond.
  3. Top with blue cheese crumbles.
  4. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey.
  6. Finish with a sprinkle of salt and fresh ground pepper.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

*topping variations can include crispy, chopped bacon, dash of cayenne, or you can always substitute a delicious Pecan Half instead of the almonds, yum!


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Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates


Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates

Dried dates are cut in half, spread with blue cheese, and topped with almonds. Delicious one-bite appetizers.

Ingredients

2 oz blue cheese
12 Sunnyland Medjhul Dates, pitted and cut into half lengthwise
1/2 Sunnyland Whole or Sliced Almonds
cayenne pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, mix the cheese until creamy with a hand mixer. You may need to add a few drops of milk if the cheese is crumbly. Set aside. Place the dates on a serving platter. Using a knife, spread about 1 teaspoon of cheese on the cut side of each date. Top with 1 almond. Sprinkle the stuffed dates with a dash of cayenne pepper and serve.

Shared from cdkitchen.com

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Bacon-Apricot Appetizers


Bacon-Apricot Appetizers

Ingredients

12 slices bacon, cut in half
24 Sunnyland Dried Apricots
1/2 cup plum jam
1/4 cup soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around an apricot half, secure with a toothpick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is brown & crisp. Turn once during baking.
  2. While the bacon is cooking mix the jam & soy sauce in a saucepan and cook over low heat until the jam has melted and mixed with the soy sauce.
  3. Remove bacon/apricots from oven and place on paper towels to remove excess grease.
  4. Serve dipping sauce with the bacon-apricot appetizers.

Recipe Picture by Bergy on Food.com


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