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Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree


This fun Christmas appetizer is a quick, affordable, and easy way to serve party guests a festive dip for chips or crackers.

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  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • Yellow or green bell pepper
  • 1 (2-inch) piece green onion
  • 1/4 cup Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves or orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Assorted tortilla chips, crackers or sliced vegetables, if desired


Servings 6
Preparation time 2mins
Cooking time 2mins


Step 1

Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half; arrange on serving plate with shallow rim to form triangle.

Cut star out of bell pepper with star-shaped cookie cutter; place at top of tree. Place green onion piece at base of tree.

Mix salsa and preserves; spoon over cream cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.


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