Each year, on Christmas Eve, I serve a cream cheese ball. This year I hope to turn it into a festive Christmas wreath like the one shown below.
The recipe I use is as follows:
2 8oz blocks of light cream cheese (room temperature)
2 tins Flakes of ham (can use tuna as well)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
Parsley flakes/cut up chives
chopped red pepper OR little cherry tomatoes.
Place the cream cheese blocks into a bowl and beat until creamy. Open the two cans of flakes of ham and fold into the mixture. Add the Worcestershire sauce and lemon, mix well.
For the wreath shape use a bundt tin. Place saran wrap into the bundt tin and sprinkle a layer of parsley flakes and chives around the pan. Add the cream cheese mixture in spoonfuls around the pan. Press down with your hand to mold the cheese into the wreath shape. Cover the cream cheese mixture with more saran wrap and place in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours until firm.
Once ready, turn it onto a decorative plate and place sliced red pepper or small cherry tomatoes around the wreath for a finished look.
Serve with a variety pack of crackers or, my favorite, Original flavor bugles chips. (a real favorite in our house). If you are looking for a healthier alternative serve with celery sticks, zucchini sticks, carrot sticks.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!