Cheesy Christmas trees

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Make Christmas nibbles a lot more festive with these Christmas tree cheeses. Covered with pomegranate seeds and herbs, get crackers or chips and dig in! – by 
Сook: 110 Minutes – Easy – Serves 8 – Vegetarian – Gluten-Free – Nut-Free  Egg-Free

Make Christmas nibbles a lot more festive with these Christmas tree cheeses. Covered with pomegranate seeds and herbs, get crackers or chips and dig in!

Ingredients

500 g cream cheese, at room temperature

¾ cup crumbled soft feta

3 spring onions, finely sliced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 ½ tsp dried oregano

2 tsp dried dill leaf tips

2 cups finely chopped fresh herbs (we used parsley and chives)

Seeds from 1 pomegranate, for decorating

2 pieces fresh lemon peel, cut into 2 small stars

Method

  1. In a large bowl and using electric beaters, beat cream cheese with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir in the feta, spring/green onions, garlic, oregano, dill and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Cover and chill for 1 hr.
  2. Remove cheese mixture from fridge and divide into 3 unequal portions, to make the trio of trees. Shape each portion into a tree shape, like an egg with a pointed top.
  3. Evenly cover your trees with the fresh chopped herbs. Decorate with pomegranate seeds. Transfer to a plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill for a further 30 min or longer. Top each cheese ball tree with a lemon peel star and serve with your choice of crackers or corn chips for dipping.

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