That's right, this Instructable shows how to make mini appetizers that resemble small slices of pumpkin pie. They are ideal to take as an appetizer to a book (wine/whine) club meeting, to cleanse the palate between a self imposed pie-tasting event, or as an extra Thanksgiving nibble.
Let's get going...
Step 1: Gather Ingrediants
2 oz of block cheese
A wee bit of soft cheese, such as Neufchatel or Cream Cheese
Step 2: Sort Through the Chex Mix
Rather than buying a couple of boxes of crackers, I found both of these shapes in the Cheddar Flavored Chex Mix, and after sorting through a new package of the mix I ended up with about 1/2 cup of combined triangles and ruffled shaped crackers. This resulted in about 30 triangles and 27 ruffled crackers that were not broken.
Step 3: (who) Cut the Cheese...
Using my mixer, I whipped up the soft cheese so it would be easier to spread and placed it in a ziplock fitted with a star tip.
Step 4: Assemble Away...
I found it easiest to work in the following assembly-line fashion, keeping a clean damp towel nearby to remove cracker salt from my fingers:
- Lay out trianglar crackers
- Place a dot of Neufchatel/Cream Cheese on the crackers
- Layer the triangle slice of cheese on top of each cracker
- Place some Neufchatel/Cream Cheese on the side of the crackers
- Press a ruffled cracker on the side of each cracker
- Dab/Pipe a bit of softened cheese to resemble whipped created (optional)
Once all slices have been prepared, place in random directions on a serving dish
In hindsight, I realize purchasing boxes of the specific cracker shapes, along with pre-sliced cheese and a container of whipped cream cheese would've been more convenient, but even without doing so these goodies are still easier than making/memorizing pie/pi. Enjoy!