French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread is an amazing appetizer for a Mardi Gras party or any get together. It's so easy to make and consists of a cream cheese disc flavored with a little onion and garlic, topped with a pecan praline sauce.
Prep Time 1hour5minutes
Cook Time 3minutes
Total Time 1hour8minutes
1(8-ounce) packagecream cheese,softened
2teaspoonsgrated or very finely minced onion
1cupfinely chopped pecans
1/4cuppacked light brown sugar
pinchof cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans out on a baking sheet and place in oven for 6 to 8 minutes to toast. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the onion and garlic into the cream cheese. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
Just before serving, cut butter into pieces so it will melt faster and place in a saucepan. Add brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dried mustard, and cayenne pepper and heat over medium-low, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved.
Stir pecans into butter mixture. Let cool a few minutes and then spoon on top of cream cheese.
This recipe originally appeared on spicysouthernkitchen.com